Detroit Lions Hire Chris Spielman For Special Role

Detroit Lions Hire Chris Spielman For Special Role

The Detroit Lions made headlines a few weeks back when the organization moved to fire head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.

This week, more changes came.

The team announced on Tuesday that it was hiring Fox analyst Chris Spielman to serve as Special Assistant to Chairman and President and CEO.

“I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to be involved with the franchise that is truly a part of me,” Spielman said.

“The opportunity to work with Rod Wood and every single person in the Lions organization can’t get here fast enough. To Lions fans everywhere, I will do everything in my power to help Mrs. Hamp and the Ford Family achieve their vision of something we can all be proud of.”

Spielman was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He played there for eight seasons years and was named to the Pro Bowl four times.

“Chris Spielman has been a tremendous ambassador for the Detroit Lions since the day he first put on a uniform as a rookie in 1988,” owner Sheila Ford said.

“He brings great passion for people and the game of football, and we are thrilled to have him on board to help lead our team. This position is a full-time opportunity for Chris that will allow him to work across various departments on both the football and business sides of our organization.”

How will Spielman fare in Detroit on the second go-round? Time will tell.

Charles Kruger

Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7's go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.

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