Detroit Lions Add John Dorsey, Ray Agnew To Team’s Front Office

Maybe the third time will be the charm for John Dorsey.

The former general manager of the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs is now going to be part of the Detroit Lions as a senior personnel executive, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero.

Dorsey is known as one of the best talent evaluators in the NFL, but it’s not known how much say he will have over the roster, as he will be working with new Lions GM Brad Holmes.

While with the Chiefs, the 60-year-old brought in three players who have had a huge impact on the team in their last few Super Bowl runs: quarterback Patrick Mahomes, receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce.

He moved on to Cleveland in December of 2017, and was part of the front office team that drafted quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb, and cornerback Denzel Ward.

Dorsey was fired from Cleveland on December 31, 2019 after the team, which had a lot of expectations, went 6-10 with Freddie Kitchens as head coach.

The Lions are not only bringing Dorsey into the front office, but reports say the team has also hired former player Ray Agnew to be assistant general manager.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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