Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp is taking a hands-on approach to rebuilding the team’s roster.
Chris Spielman, who joined the Lions main office in December, said this morning on 97.1 The Ticket that Hamp participates in Lions meetings as they discuss improving their staff.
“[Hamp] has been involved being in all these staff meetings. She sat through two days of offensive free agency meetings and defensive free agency meetings, ”Spielman said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
The extent to which owners engage with staff varies from team to team, with some taking the Jerry Jones approach and appointing themselves the general manager, while others are unaware of who is hiring or drafting the general manager. until the general public finds out. Hamp, who is heading into her first offseason as a primary owner after taking control of her mother’s team, is not Jerry Jones. But it looks like he’s going to be on the more involved side.