Lions COO Mike Disner reportedly withdraws from Panthers’ GM search

Another lion may have escaped from the Carolina Panthers.

According to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero, Detroit Lions chief operating officer Mike Disner has withdrawn from Carolina’s search for a new general manager. The Panthers reportedly requested to interview Disner for the vacancy back on Jan. 10.

The West Bloomfield, Mich. native, who will be sticking around his stomping ground, is currently in his 16th in the league. He’s spent his last four in Detroit, where he previously served as the senior vice president of football and business administration and the vice president of football administration.

Disner began his NFL career as a scouting assistant for the New England Patriots in 2007. He’s also picked up stops as the operations manager and labor operations coordinator for the National Football League Management Council (2009 to 2012) and as director of football administration for the Arizona Cardinals (2013 to 2018).

This is now the second time in as many offseasons a Detroit staffer has withdrawn his name from a Carolina opening. The first was offensive coordinator Ben Johnson—who, as of now, still remains a candidate for this year’s head-coaching job.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire