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Lions front office executive Mike Disner gets official promotion

The Lions’ front office power structure is becoming clearer.

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The Detroit Lions front office is continuing to take shape. After the additions of assistant general manager Ray Agnew and senior personnel executive John Dorsey, the Lions are also handing Mike Disner a promotion.

Previously the Vice President of Football Administration, Disner is now listed as the team’s Senior Vice President of Football and Business Administration.

Prior to this promotion, Disner was considered the Lions’ salary cap guy, mostly dealing with contracts and cap management. However, with this promotion Disner will take on some of the duties that would normally be placed on general manager Brad Holmes’ plate, specifically on the business side of things. Team president Rod Wood said last week they were making this move to free up Holmes to focus mostly on player acquisition.

“Mike Disner will be taking on some additional management responsibilities over some of our football operations and administration, which will free up Brad to work with our new head coach and focus on player acquisition, development and building a great team and roster for the Detroit Lions,” Wood said.

MMQB’s Albert Breer presented an overlook of the Lions’ front office and who is responsible for who:

Note: To clarify, as the Lions stated in their introductory press releases, both Brad Holmes and Dan Campbell report directly to Wood and team owner Sheila Ford Hamp.

Unlike with previous regimes, the Lions are filling their front office with a bunch of people willing to work in a collaborative environment. We’ll see if it ends up working, but it’s hard not to like what they’re doing thus far. They’re even getting positive reviews from national writers and experts:

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