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Giants elevate Sternfeld to Director of Pro Personnel

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The Giants promoted Ken Sternfeld to Director of Pro Personnel as part of an overall restructuring of the personnel department.

Sternfeld has been with the franchise for 10 seasons as the assistant director. Dave Gettlemen has been moved Senior Pro Personnel Analyst, a new position.

"Dave has been a great mentor for myself and Kenny," said general manager Jerry Reese. "He is a true professional that knows the business and he has the Super Bowl rings to back it up.

"Kenny is well-rounded, a tireless worker and well-prepared to take over as Director of Pro Personal."

Sternfeld will be responsible for scouting the Giants' opponents, along with pro scouts Matt Shauger and Patrick Hanscomb and department assistant Andrea Wagner. Gettleman will focus on individual NFL players.

"Dave has been a great mentor and leader to me," Sternfeld said. "I've learned a lot about the game from Dave. We've had great success all those years. Dave has such tremendous knowledge of the game and the players in the league, and having him around will be an advantage for me and for the team to retain his knowledge."

Gettleman will focus on player evaluation and will no longer travel to scout opponents.

"Once the season begins, my first responsibility will be to get all the practice squad guys (in the NFL) graded," Gettleman said. "From there we'll start working on unrestricted free agents. It's a little bit of a restructuring in the way the pro personnel department operates. I thought at this point in my career it was time to take a step back and re-evaluate. We've been very successful."
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