A fourth candidate has appeared in the running for the Lions' general manager position. Up until Wednesday, the Lions had three candidates consisting of interim GM Sheldon White, New England's Bob Quinn and Seattle's Trent Kirchner. Now, the Lions will also interview New York Giants assistant general manager Kevin Abrams. Per Jason La Canfora:
Giants exec Kevin Abrams will interview for Lions GM vacancy. Very sharp cookie. Ernie Accorsi, who is consulting for DET, knows him well— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 6, 2016
Kevin Abrams has served with the Giants for some time now, moving up through the ranks thanks to his work with salary cap analysis and branching out into personnel decisions. This background would prove useful to the Lions to clear up their current cap situation, bogged down as it is by contracts with its star players like Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford. Ernie Accorsi has probably put in a good word on him, being a consultant with the Lions for their general manager search, and his word will probably garner some favor.
Jeremy Reisman previously profiled Kevin Abrams on Pride Of Detroit, which you can read here.
The Lions are possible to interview more candidates, although many of the potential targets have decided to remain with their respective teams for the time being.