Allen Park — One day after the Detroit Lions parted ways with vice president of football administration Matt Harriss, the team announced the hiring of a replacement, Mike Disner.
A West Bloomfield native, Disner joins the Lions after spending the past six years with the Arizona Cardinals, serving in the same role.
During his time in Arizona, he helped manage player contract negotiations and was directly involved in the strategic planning of the club’s salary cap. He also served as the Cardinals liaison to the NFL Management Council.
Prior to his stint with the Cardinals, Disner worked four years for the NFL Management Council, which represents the league in CBA negotiations.
Disner began his NFL career in New England, working first as an intern, then as a scouting assistant in 2007. Lions general manager Bob Quinn, who will oversee Disner in Detroit, was a regional scout for the Patriots during that time, while Lions coach Matt Patricia was an assistant coach working with the Patriots' offensive line and linebackers.