Bills’ Joe Schoen, Chiefs’ Ryan Poles among Giants’ interview requests as GM search begins

The Giants immediately began requesting interviews with prospective GM candidates after dismissing Dave Gettleman on Monday.

Here is a quick look at the slips put in so far, plus an expected internal candidate:

Joe Schoen – assistant GM, Buffalo Bills

Schoen is in his 20th NFL season and his fifth with the Bills. He worked for the Miami Dolphins for almost a decade prior, the final three years as director of player personnel, after seven years with Bills GM Brandon Beane in Carolina (2001-2007). Schoen interviewed for the Panthers’ GM vacancy last year. He played wide receiver at Division III Depauw (class of 2001) and hails from Elkhart, Ind.

Ryan Poles – assistant director player personnel, Kansas City Chiefs

Poles is in his 13th NFL/Chiefs season and his fourth in his current role, overseeing all aspects of the college scouting process. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native interviewed for the Panthers’ GM job last year, too, and played offensive tackle for five seasons at Boston College (2003-07), protecting Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan.

Ryan Cowden – VP of player personnel, Tennessee Titans

Cowden is in his 22nd NFL season, sixth with the Titans and fourth in his current role. He oversees the whole scouting department, both college and pro. He spent 16 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, including three in scouting under Dave Gettleman, before going to Tennessee in 2016. He interviewed for Washington’s GM vacancy last year.

Monti Ossenfort – director of player personnel, Tennessee Titans

Ossenfort is in his 20th NFL season and second with the Titans. He worked a long time for the New England Patriots (2003-2019), including eight seasons as a colleague of Joe Judge (2012-19). He’s interviewed for GM vacancies at Cleveland (2020) and Carolina (2021) the past two years. He played quarterback at the University of Minnesota-Morris (class of 2000).

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Kevin Abrams – assistant GM, Giants

Abrams is in his 23rd season with the Giants, his 20th as assistant GM and his fourth as VP of football operations. He served briefly as interim GM in 2017 after Jerry Reese’s firing and interviewed for the full time position that went to Gettleman. He’s known for his work with the salary cap and player contracts but contributes in personnel, as well. Abrams hails from Toronto, Canada, and has degrees from the University of Western Ontario and Ohio University.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports


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