Washington Football Team hire Martin Mayhew as general manager

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The Washington Football Team hired Martin Mayhew as its general manager.

On Tuesday, Washington hired former Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney. Hurney will have a senior front office position, per reports

“Martin is a proven general manager who will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization,” head coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. “He will be an integral part of running the daily football operations and will allow me the opportunity to focus more on coaching. He impressed both myself and Mr. Snyder during the interview process, and we both believe he will be a tremendous fit here."

Mayhew has extensive experience working in NFL front offices. His executive career started in 2001 with the Detroit Lions. In 2008, he became the Lions' general manager, a post he held for nearly seven years. He was the New York Giants' director of football operations in 2016. Mayhew then joined the front office of the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 as a senior personnel executive and then as vice president of player personnel from 2019-2020.

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Martin Mayhew spent 15 years working in the front office of the Detroit Lions.

Mayhew spent seven seasons as a player in the NFL from 1989-1996. Mayhew, a defensive back, was a member of Washington's Super Bowl XXVI-winning team during the 1991 season.

Contributing: Mike Jones, USA TODAY Sports.

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