Troy Vincent gets promotion

NEW YORK -- Former NFL player Troy Vincent has been promoted to executive vice president of football operations for the league.

Commissioner Roger Goodell also appointed Dave Gardi to senior vice president of football operations.

The moves were announced Wednesday.

"Troy Vincent brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to this leadership position," Goodell said in a statement. "He knows the game inside out, from the locker room to the board room. He has done an exceptional job growing services to our players and former players, and he is ready and eager to lead our football operations group. Troy's passion for education, personal development and innovation will bring a new vitality and vision to our football group."

Vincent, a cornerback, was a first-round draft choice in 1992 and played 15 seasons for the Dolphins, Eagles, Bills and Redskins. He was president of the players' union from 2004 to 2008 and was hired by the league office in 2010.

"I am excited and grateful for this opportunity," Vincent said in the statement. "We will emphasize clarity, consistency, and credibility to ensure the highest standards and best practices for our teams and fans. We will work closely with all stakeholders to preserve, innovate and develop the game. This is about making a great game even better for our generation and future generations."

In his new job, Vincent's areas of responsibility will include officiating and on-field discipline. He will have a non-voting spot on the competition committee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.