Lions want second interview with four more GM candidates


As rumors swirl about the Lions potentially poaching Kevin Colbert from the Steelers, the team has zeroed in on a group of GM candidates worthy of a second interview.

They've already brought in Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes for a follow-up, and these four could be next, according to Sports Illustrated: Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds, Saints assistant GM of pro personnel Terry Fontenot, Saints assistant GM of college personnel Jeff Ireland and Vikings assistant GM George Paton.

As Breer points out, both Fontenot and Ireland are ineligible to interview in person until the Saints are out of the playoffs. And the Broncos are making a strong push to hire Paton, which might happen before the Lions are able to bring him in for a second interview.

And with six GM jobs open across the league, these names could start coming off the board quickly.