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Report: Lions to hire Panthers’ scout Mike Martin to ‘elevated role’ in Detroit

Last March, NFL insider Neil Stratton told the Free Press’ Dave Birkett that “I know the Lions will be adding one seasoned evaluator who has gotten a lot of picks right over the years. Not sure of role & probably after the draft. But based on who’s coming & who’s in-house, I would be really optimistic about what Holmes is assembling”.

Shortly after this conversation, I was contacted by an NFL source and was told that said “evaluator” would be joining the Lions after the draft and would be coming from the Carolina Panthers organization, but was not given a name at that time.