I don't know George Paton: here's a rundown of the Vikings Assistant GM on their website. Browns have also requested to interview him. As Asst. GM, he'd have a full-picture situation that the Scouting Directors may not have.
With Ron Rivera in place for 2013, it appears the team's GM search can finally make headway Monday. News outlets expect 5 or 6 interviews, with the Giants' Marc Ross and Dave Gettleman a part of it; Paton is on the list, and it appears Brandon Beane is still somehow a candidate. No official word on Lake Dawson yet, or any other candidate.
So, the team should have a GM in about a week. It has a coach, and that's a start.