Commanders hire longtime Lions front office exec Lance Newmark as their assistant GM

The Detroit Lions avoided losing coordinators Ben Johnson and Aaron Glenn to the Washington Commanders last week, but the team is still losing a valuable piece to Washington’s new-look organization.

The Commanders announced they’ve hired Lance Newmark as their new assistant general manager. Newmark has been with the Lions for 26 seasons and has served in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was Detroit’s senior director of player personnel.

Newmark joins Washington as the right-hand man for new GM Adam Peters. From the Commanders press release,

Newmark previously oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Lions Football Information and Football Technology departments and served as the liaison between these departments and the Lions Player Personnel function. He played influential roles in both the Lions NFL Draft and NFL Free Agency period processes.

In Washington, Newmark is reunited with one-time Lions GM Martin Mayhew. The Commanders moved Mayhew into a senior personnel advisory role, and he and Newmark will work together under Peters.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire

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