NFL

Lions hire Xanders as senior personnel executive

Share This Story

   
 

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP)

The Detroit Lions have attempted to improve their front office by hiring senior personnel executive Brian Xanders.

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew says he's thrilled to have a person with Xanders' experience working within the organization.

The Lions announced the move Monday.

Xanders was general manager of the Denver Broncos before parting ways with one year left on his contract following a meeting in May 2012 with executive vice president John Elway. He didn't have final say on roster decisions in Denver, and he won't in Detroit.

Xanders was hired by the Broncos as assistant GM under coach Mike Shanahan in 2008 and was promoted to general manager a year later.

He spent his first 14 seasons in the NFL in various capacities with the Atlanta Falcons.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Tagged: Lions

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by


NFL Videos

Best Person in Sports: Keenan Lewis Posted: Jul 15, 2014
Saints CB Keenan Lewis hosts a back-to-school event, giving children medical ser...

NFL Roundtable: New York Jets Posted: Jul 14, 2014
They're a team with plenty to prove and a roster of players primed to get it don...

NFL Roundtable: Detroit Lions Posted: Jul 11, 2014
A team with so many weapons, is this the season that the Lions put together and ...