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Report: Giants’ Harriss a candidate to run Lions’ salary cap

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Tom Lewand was in charge of the salary cap under the Lions' previous leadership team.

Mobile, Ala. – Former Lions president Tom Lewand played a key role in managing the salary cap, but with new president Rod Wood taking a mostly hands-off approach with regards to football operations, the team is reportedly looking to add someone to deal with contracts.

According to a FOX Sports report, Giants director of football operations Matt Harriss is a candidate for a position with the Lions handling the salary cap.

Harriss’ reported candidacy comes after a supposedly failed pursuance of Dolphins executive vice president of football administration Dawn Aponte. Multiple reports indicated Aponte was heading to Detroit before the Palm Beach Post reported Thursday she was staying in Miami.

Lions general manager Bob Quinn will ultimately oversee the salary cap, and although he has some experience negotiating contracts, it is limited.

Harriss has been with the Giants for the past 10 years, spending most of it helping assistant GM Kevin Abrams with contracts. Abrams was one of three candidates who interviewed for the Lions’ GM job earlier this month.

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