The Detroit Lions continue to fill out their coaching staff around new head coach Matt Patricia. The team announced Tuesday the addition of Brian Picucci as an offensive quality control assistant. Picucci spent the last two seasons as an assistant at the University of Maine. He was the team’s offensive line coach and run game [more]
A month after it was initially completed, Chip Kelly’s first UCLA coaching staff suddenly has two openings to fill. Offensive line coach Hank Fraley has departed to become the assistant offensive line coach with the Detroit Lions, the NFL team announced Friday, and tight ends coach Angus McClure...
The Detroit Lions have added two coaches to Matt Patricia's staff
New Lions head coach Matt Patricia is continuing to build out his coaching staff in Detroit. The team announced two members of the staff on Friday. Hank Fraley will be the team’s assistant offensive line coach and Evan Rothstein has been named head coach assistant/research and analysis. Fraley spent last season as the offensive line coach [more]
The Lions have a hard decision to make on defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. Detroit has not used the franchise tag since 2012 with Cliff Avril, but it’s possible the Lions use it this year on Ansah, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. A $17.5 million commitment to Ansah is a lot of money, [more]
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah will be an unrestricted free agent next month
They don't have Bill Belichick or Tom Brady, but the Detroit Lions are banking on the Patriots Way working for them.
California’s Board of Parole Hearings has declined to release former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young because of his “history of violent criminality.” Young, raised in Los Angeles, is serving a four-year sentence at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco after pleading guilty last year...
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay averaged 17 yards per catch, sixth most in the NFL among WRs with at least one catch a game, as a rookie in 2017
The Lions did not announce the length of the extension, but both GM Bob Quinn's and coach Matt Patricia's pacts are reported to run through 2022.
Lions coach Matt Patricia has penciled in a few more holdovers for his first staff. According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, Detroit will retain special teams coach Joe Marciano and assistant special teams coach Devin Fitzimmons. Marciano has been with the Lions since 2015, but has worked in the NFL since 1986. Fitzsimmons has [more]
The Detroit Lions have extended general manager Bob Quinn's contract to match the length of the deal they gave coach Matt Patricia
Even though a Patriots coordinator backed out on a deal to be a head coach the day before, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn wasn’t worried about that happening to him. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Quinn said he never doubted that Patricia would follow through on the deal. “No,” Quinn said when [more]
A franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game in 27 years has raised ticket prices for five in a row, and counting. Via the Detroit Free Press, Lions president Rod Wood said Wednesday that the cost of seeing the team play in person will go up again. Wood dubbed it a “slight price increase,” but [more]
The Detroit Lions have introduced Matt Patricia as their coach
Matt Patricia hasn’t pulled a McDaniels yet, so it makes sense that he’s still building his coaching staff. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions formalized some coaching moves, including naming Paul Pasqualoni their defensive coordinator. His joining the staff was known for some time, and brings it full circle since Pasqualoni [more]
The Detroit Lions have hired Paul Pasqualoni as defensive coordinator
The Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia on Monday, doubling down on the franchise’s hope it can copy the New England Patriots’ formula for success. The expected hiring of the defensive coordinator came a day after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. “This position comes...
The Lions have hired Paul Pasqualoni, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reports. Pasqualoni’s role on the staff is unclear. NFL Media reported Pasqualoni could become Detroit’s defensive coordinator. He spent the past four years coaching defensive linemen, including the past two seasons at Boston College. Matt Patricia, who the team officially announced as their new [more]
Patricia, who has been the Patriots' defensive coordinator for six seasons, is the 27th head coach in Detroit Lions history