Back in November, we profiled a promising candidate for the Detroit Lions general manager position, Duke Tobin. Tobin current acts as the Cincinnati Bengals director of player personnel and has been with the Bengals organization since 1999.
The Lions have reportedly expressed interest in Tobin, but the feeling is not mutual:
Lions + Titans requested permission to interview Bengals personnel chief Duke Tobin for GM, but he's staying in Cincy long term, per sources— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2016
This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Tobin has been long loyal to the Bengals organization, but it has to be disappointing to the Lions, as Tobin is very much considered one of the best general manager candidates in the league.