New York Giants appoint Canadian Kevin Abrams as senior vice-president of football operations

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Canadian Kevin Abrams is no longer the assistant general manager of the New York Giants, but he now has a shiny new title.

On Saturday, the team announced that the native of Toronto would be taking the role of senior vice-president of football operations and strategy, continuing his two decade long tenure with the club under new general manager Joe Schoen.

“Kevin has been and will continue to be an invaluable resource for me and our staff,” Schoen said in a statement. “In his new role, Kevin will be assisting with the day-to-day football operation, administration and strategy of the organization moving forward.”

The 50-year-old Abrams is entering his 24th season with the Giants. He was a salary cap analyst for three seasons and has been the team’s assistant general manager for 20 years. Abrams added the title of vice president of football operations in 2018.

Abrams has worked with the college scouting and pro personnel departments, has been responsible for strategic planning related to football operations, compliance with the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, data and innovation, managed the salary cap and negotiated player contracts.

When Abrams joined the organization in July 1999, he filled the newly created salary cap analyst position under general manager Ernie Accorsi.

Abrams came to the Giants from the NFL Management Council, where he helped to monitor the league-wide salary cap and analyzed all new player contracts with respect to the collective bargaining agreement.

Prior to working at the Management Council, Abrams completed internships and graduate work in player personnel, recruiting, public relations and corporate relations with Washington (Commanders), the Ohio University football program, the Buffalo Bills and the London Monarchs.

Abrams completed his undergraduate degree at Western University and earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University.

During his tenure with the Giants, the Canadian has earned a reputation for helping out his fellow countrymen, particularly those from U Sports schools. The team routinely invites a number of undrafted Canadian prospects to its rookie mini-camp.

Simon Fraser product Rysen John is the lone Canadian currently on the roster. The team recently hired Ontario-born Brian Daboll to be the head coach.