Report: Lions to talk to Kirchner, Quinn about GM job

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

The Lions are starting to line up their candidates for their general manager opening.

Based on what president Rod Wood said Sunday and reports Monday, there are at least three men the Lions plan to interview.

Trent Kirchner, Seattle’s co-director of player personnel, and Bob Quinn, New England’s director of pro scouting are among the candidates with which the Lions are scheduling interviews, according to ESPN.

Wood also said interim GM Sheldon White will receive an interview. Wood declined to say how many candidates the Lions would target, but there will likely be more names added to the interview list this week.

Kirchner also interviewed for the GM job with the New York Jets last year. He has experience working in the scouting departments with Seattle, Carolina and Washington.

Quinn has been scouting for the Patriots since 2000 and was promoted to his current title in 2012.

The Lions hope to hire a GM as soon as possible.

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