Prior to his stint in Houston, Sears spent three seasons (1997-2000) working with Washington’s scouting department. He started with the Redskins as an intern in January 1997 and was hired as their scouting administrator in May. Sears was promoted as the Redskins’ BLESTO scout in May of 1998. He also spent time interning for the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League.
Sears earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Springfield (Mass.) College and he was a four-year linebacker for Springfield’s football team. He attended Hauppauge High School in his hometown of Hauppauge, N.Y., and lettered in football, basketball and lacrosse.
Sears is married to wife, Nancy and together they have a daughter, Delaine.
Joique Bell proved last year he could carry the load for the Lions' run game if needed and he might be called upon to do so this season.
The Lions had running back Tevin Coleman, who was a big-play threat waiting to happen for the Indiana Hoosiers, in for a pre-draft visit Thursday.
Martin Mayhew explained there were several reasons the Lions blocked the Bears request to interview Jim Bob Cooter for their offensive coordinator opening.
Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. appreciates his father's advice as he goes through the pre-draft process, including a visit to the Lions' training facility Wednesday.
Indiana RB Tevin Coleman, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his toe surgery and being unable to run at the event.
Washington State DT Xavier Cooper, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his decision to leave school early for the draft and his days playing soccer.