Lions team president Rod Wood said this week the virtual interview process for their vacant general manager and head coach positions has allowed them to be more efficient and able to interview more candidates without having to travel.
The Lions continued the general manager search this week by completing interviews with Minnesota Vikings vice president, player personnel/assistant general manager George Paton and Los Angeles Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes.
Paton completed his 14th season with the Vikings in 2020, serving as the club’s assistant general manager working alongside general manager Rick Spielman.
Holmes worked as a national combine scout, area scout and national scout before becoming the director of college scouting in 2013.
Far the Lions have interviewed Saints vice president/assistant GM and pro personnel director Terry Fontenot, former Texans GM Rick Smith, former Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff, former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their vacant GM position, along with internal candidates Kyle O’Brien, Lance Newmark and Rob Lohman.