New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman completed an overhaul of the team’s front office, college scouting and football operations departments.
Assistant general manager and cap specialist Kevin Abrams, who had applied to be the team’s permanent general manager in December, was given the additional title of vice president of football operations.
Abrams is believed to be viewed as the potential successor to Gettleman. Abrams, who served as the team’s interim general manager before Gettleman was hired last December, has been with he team since 1999, and has been the assistant general manager for the last 16 years.
Mark Koncz, who worked with Gettleman in Carolina and who served as a consultant to the Giants during Gettleman’s first draft as Giants general manager, was named the director of player personnel.
Chris Pettit, who spent 13 years as an area scout, was named the director of college scouting.
In the scouting department, Gettleman named Patrick Hanscomb as an area scout for the Mid-Atlantic area. Hanscomb had spent the previous 10 seasons in the team’s pro personnel department.
Marcus Cooper, who had been with the Buffalo Bills the last seven seasons, was hired as the team’s Southeast area scout.
The rest of the revamped Giants scouting department includes D.J. Boisture (west), Jeremy Breit (regional), Steve Devine (Midwest), Donnie Etheridge (southwest), Ryan Jones (northeast), Michael Murphy (west), Steve Verderosa (regional) and Chris Watts (midlands).
Jeremiah Davis and Marquis Pendleton will continue to serve as executive scout and BLESTO scout, respectively.
In the Football Operations Department, Ed Triggs was named the football operations coordinator; Ty Siam the football operations/data analytics specialist; Charles Tisch as a football operations assistant; former Giants linebacker Jessie Armstead named as a special assistant to the general manager; and John (Jackie) Miles as the team’s new head equipment manager.
“We talk all the time about the importance of working together and communicating effectively and efficiently,” Gettleman said in a team issued statement announcing the changes.
“These appointments and promotions are well deserved, and we feel like we are well-positioned to move forward with the group of people we have in player personnel and football operations. All are collaborators and communicators and understand the significance of self-improvement to make the organization the best it can be.”