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Tennessee Titans promote front office executives

The Tennessee Titans filled at least some holes in their front office organizational depth chart today, handing out the following promotions:

  • General Manager Mike Reinfeldt was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer;
  • Vice President of Player Personnel Ruston Webster was promoted to Reinfeldt’s Executive Vice President/General Manager job; and
  • Vice President of Football Operations Lake Dawson was promoted to Webster’s Vice President of Player Personnel job.

The moves fill the void created by last year’s retirement of Steve Underwood and put people in jobs for which they are probably better suited. Reinfeldt was always more of an operations and financial guy as general manager, Webster undoubtedly provided a key voice in personnel acquisitions since joining the Titans in 2010, and Dawson had been Director of Pro Scouting for four seasons before spending last year in the VP/Football Operations job.

Beyond getting new business cards and probably more money, it’s not necessarily clear how much Reinfeldt, Webster, and Dawson’s day-to-day job responsibilities will change. The moves fill the organizational chart, and are probably strong enticements to Webster and Dawson to stay in Tennessee. Both men have been mentioned in connection with the Rams general manager job, and I assume today’s announcement means both men are staying in Tennessee.

There was no announcement of who, if anybody, will fill Dawson’s former Vice President of Football Operations job. It was also reported today defensive coordinator Jerry Gray has been granted permission to interview for the Indianapolis Colts’ head coaching job, which I will only write more about if Gray takes a head coaching job.