NFL hires Rod Graves as a senior vice president

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has hired Rod Graves to be a senior vice president of football administration and club services.

The league announced the appointment on Wednesday.

Graves will oversee all club- and game-related initiatives related to the Competition Committee, general managers and head coaches. Graves' other responsibilities will include strategic development for coaching, scouting and officiating, the NFL combine and college relations.

A long-time Arizona Cardinals executive and general manager, Graves spent the past two seasons with the New York Jets as senior director of football administration.

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