Dave Uyrus joined the Lions' personnel department in June 2000, and 2019 marks his 20th season with the club. Prior to joining the team's scouting staff, Uyrus had most recently spent seven years (1994-2000) with the New England Patriots. He worked as New England's assistant director of pro scouting (1994-96) and then was director of pro scouting. (1997-99). Additionally, Uyrus worked as a national scout for the Patriots in 2000.