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New GM Mayhew Won’t Overhaul Roster

From: Yahoo! Sports

New Lions general manager Martin Mayhew does not intend to overhaul the roster completely, and that will be a major factor in the coaching search. “I think when you make a change like this, I think you look at who you have, and the most important thing when you hire a coach is who you can keep,” Mayhew said. “What you don’t want to do is scrap or get rid of good players because they don’t fit your system anymore.” Mayhew referenced cornerback Dre’ Bly. The Lions signed Bly as a free agent, and he went to two Pro Bowls for them but then they changed coaches, changed the defense and traded him. “So that’s going to be part of our process with these coaches,” Mayhew said. “We’re going to say, ‘Who can we keep?’ And that’s important to us.”

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