The Detroit Lions have hired Mike Disner as their new Vice President of Football Administration, the team announced with a statement on their website Tuesday.
Per the team’s release, Disner worked six seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before coming over to Detroit. He served as the Cardinals Director of Football Administration during that time.
According to team reporter Tim Twentyman, Disner handled the team’s salary cap and negotiations surrounding salaries during his time in Arizona. It is likely that he will fill the same role in Detroit.
Disner supervised Arizona's cap and contract negotiations the last six years.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 8, 2019
This move comes on the heels of the Lions firing their previous Vice President of Football Administration, Matt Harriss. He had been with the team since 2016 and was one of General Manager Bob Quinn’s initial hires to the Lions new executive staff.
Disner is now the second VP of Football Administration during the Quinn era. He and Quinn will play a huge role in the upcoming free agency as the Lions hope to strengthen a roster that recently finished the 2018 season at 6-10.