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September 24, 2008 10:55 AM

Matt Millen (Finally) Fired

One question: what took so long? has learned that the Lions have finally removed team president and GM Matt Millen from his post, unseating one of the most criticized executives in Detroit sports history.

Millen was informed of the move last night during a late-night high-level meeting. This morning several people within the building confirmed that he had large packing boxes in his office and he made his way around to different employees telling them of the move.

"The Lions have won only one playoff game and are an NFL-worst 31-84 since Millen took over in 2001."

The Detroit Free Press has two entertaining slide shows: Top 10 players Millen passed up and Millen's biggest draft busts. Seeing the Lions drafted Mike Williams, Charles Rogers and Joey Harrington in three drafts in four years, while passing on the likes of Clinton Portis, Shawne Merriman, Dwight Freeney, Andrew Johnson, Brian Westbrook and Osi Umenyiora in the same drafts, it really warrants asking: seriously, how did take so long?

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