Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Mike Disner as Vice President of Football Administration.
Disner joins the Lions after spending the past six seasons (2013-18) with the Arizona Cardinals as the club's Director of Football Administration. During his time in Arizona, he helped manage player contract negotiations and was directly involved in the strategic planning of the club's salary cap. He also served as the Cardinals liaison to the NFL Management Council.
Prior to Arizona, Disner worked with the NFL Management Council for four years as Labor Operations Manager (2012) and Labor Operations Coordinator (2009-11). He began his NFL career as a scouting assistant with the New England Patriots in 2007 after working as an intern for the team for two summers (2005 and 2006).
A West Bloomfield, Mich. native, Disner played baseball at Williams College (Mass.) and earned a degree in Economics. He and his wife, Gail, have two sons, Teddy and Archie.