Saints exec Jeff Ireland interviews for Lions GM job

Jeff Risdon
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The Detroit Lions completed the final of their initially scheduled general manager interviews on Friday, discussing the position with New Orleans Saints executive Jeff Ireland.

Ireland currently serves as the assistant GM and director of collegiate scouting for New Orleans. He has been with the Saints in that capacity since 2015. Prior to that, Ireland is best known for being the GM of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-2013. Those Dolphins teams made the postseason with an 11-5 record in his first season but did not have another winning season.

The 50-year-old Ireland has earned a lot of respect for his ability to evaluate talent at both the college and pro level throughout his career, which also includes stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs.

If any further GM candidates emerge, they come from beyond the initial list the Lion requested interviews with at the beginning of the process.

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Connecting the dots: Which Detroit Lions' GM and coaching candidates have crossed paths?

OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
Tampa Bay
+140+3O 51.5
New Orleans
-167-3U 51.5