Prior to his stint in Houston, Sears spent three seasons (1997-2000) working with Washington’s scouting department. He started with the Redskins as an intern in January 1997 and was hired as their scouting administrator in May. Sears was promoted as the Redskins’ BLESTO scout in May of 1998. He also spent time interning for the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League.
Sears earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Springfield (Mass.) College and he was a four-year linebacker for Springfield’s football team. He attended Hauppauge High School in his hometown of Hauppauge, N.Y., and lettered in football, basketball and lacrosse.
Sears is married to wife, Nancy and together they have a daughter, Delaine.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from Day 1 of Lions Training Camp including Matthew Stafford's challenge, Nick Fairley's progress and more.
The Lions have drawn a line in the turf in contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh by calling off negotiations on a new deal until after the season.
Linebacker Stephen Tulloch talked about getting ready for the Lions' training camp to begin on the day players checked in at the team's Allen Park headquarters.