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New York Giants hire former Lions GM Martin Mayhew to front office position

Mayhew will be the director of football operations/special projects.

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It was only a matter of time before Martin Mayhew, ousted in November in what is now "Black Thursday" to the Lions fan community, landed another front office position. Despite the bitter end in Detroit, the former Lions general manager garnered interest from around the league, and on Thursday he secured employment with a new NFL team. He will be part of the New York Giants front office, holding the title "director of football operations/special projects."

In a turn of coincidence, or perhaps irony depending on your fascination with that word's definition, Mayhew has reportedly been brought in to the front office to replace Matt Harriss, who joined the Lions' front office as the vice president of football administration. Harriss previously held the title of director of football operations for the Giants.

Although it's perhaps not the general manager position some thought he would secure with another club, the position with the Giants (a rather high profile franchise) keeps Mayhew active and working with NFL teams for the foreseeable future. It will be interesting to see if he lands another general manager position in a future offseason.

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