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Lions add Brian Picucci as offensive quality control coach

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]

Chip Kelly's UCLA staff has openings after departures of Hank Fraley, Angus McClure

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...

Detroit Lions add assistants to coach Matt Patricia's staff

The Detroit Lions have added two coaches to Matt Patricia's staff        

Lions make a pair of coaching moves

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]

Lions face a difficult decision about whether to franchise Ziggy Ansah

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]

Why the Detroit Lions should use the franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ziggy Ansah will be an unrestricted free agent next month        

Lions president Rod Wood insists: 'We're not trying to replicate Patriots'

They don't have Bill Belichick or Tom Brady, but the Detroit Lions are banking on the Patriots Way working for them.        

Former NFL player Titus Young is denied parole

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...

Nate Burleson: Detroit Lions' Kenny Golladay 'next up' for NFL stardom

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        

Detroit Lions extend GM Bob Quinn's contract

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 hanging onto special teams staff

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]

Lions extend Quinn's deal to match length of Patricia's deal

The Detroit Lions have extended general manager Bob Quinn's contract to match the length of the deal they gave coach Matt Patricia        

Lions would favor modifying hiring rules

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]

Lions raise ticket prices, again

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]

Lions hope coach Matt Patricia ends their search for winner

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The Detroit Lions have introduced Matt Patricia as their coach        

Lions make it official with Pasqualoni as coordinator

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]

Lions hire Pasqualoni to be Patricia's defensive coordinator

The Detroit Lions have hired Paul Pasqualoni as defensive coordinator        

NFL: Patricia leaves Patriots to coach the Lions

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...

Report: Lions hire Paul Pasqualoni

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]

Detroit Lions announce Matt Patricia as franchise's next head coach

Patricia, who has been the Patriots' defensive coordinator for six seasons, is the 27th head coach in Detroit Lions history        

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