EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced the hiring of Martin Mayhew as their director of football operations/special projects.
Mayhew, the Detroit Lions’ former general manager, will work closely with assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on all aspects of the salary cap, CBA compliance and player contract negotiations. He will also handle special projects as assigned by general manager Jerry Reese.
The Giants had an opening in their front office after the departure of Matt Harriss, who recently joined the Lions as their vice president of football administration. Harriss had been the Giants’ director of football operations.
Mayhew spent 15 seasons with the Lions. He was the team’s general manager from late 2008 until last November.
Mayhew originally joined the Lions’ front office in February 2001, as senior director of football administration/staff counsel. He was promoted to senior vice president of football administration/legal affairs on Feb. 3, 2003 and on Oct. 14, 2004, he was appointed senior vice president and assistant general manager.
Mayhew played nine years in the NFL as a cornerback for Buffalo (1988), Washington (1989-92) and Tampa Bay (1993-96). He was the Bills’ 10th-round selection in the 1988 NFL Draft and was a starter on the Redskins’ Super Bowl XXVI championship team.
Mayhew is a graduate of Florida State and Georgetown University’s Law Center.