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Lions Hire Brayden Coombs as New Special Teams Coordinator

The Lions have hired Brayden Coombs to be their next special teams coordinator according to detroitlions.com.

Coombs spent the last decade with the Cincinnat Bengals, but this will be his first coordinator job. He was linked to Matt LaFleur’s Packers staff last offseason before deciding to stay in Cincy.

Coombs is a riser in the coaching ranks. The Bengals had the best special teams DVOA under Coombs in 2019.

Lions Promote Hank Fraley and Billy Yates to Run the Team’s O-Line

The Lions on Tuesday promoted assistant coaches Hank Fraley and Billy Yates to lead their offensive line, the Associated Press reports.

Fraley had been Detroit’s assistant offensive line coach the previous two seasons. Yates was on Matt Patricia’s coaching staff the last two years.

Patricia fired six members of his staff shortly after finishing his second season with a 3-12-1 record. He later announced defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni was leaving the team to be closer to his family in Connecticut, and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson was taking an indefinite leave.

Video: DE Trey Flowers Talks About the Tough 2019 Season for the Lions

Tori Petry sits down with DE Trey Flowers to discuss how the 2019 season turned out, where things need to improve and what the defense can build on for the future.

Lions Begin the Offseason Firing Four Coaches, Strength and Conditioning Staff

Two days after their disappointing season ended with a last-second loss to the Packers, the Lions have found their scapegoats, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Lions fired strength coach Harold Nash, special-teams coordinator John Bonamego and four other assistants Tuesday as they start what could be a significant offseason makeover.

Along with Nash and Bonamego, defensive backs coach Brian Stewart, linebackers coach Al Golden, tight ends coach Chris White and assistant strength coach Rodney Hill were let go Tuesday.

Defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni remains on staff.

“These decisions are never easy and I’m thankful for the effort these men gave our team,” Lions coach Matt Patricia said in a statement released by the team.

“I will continue to evaluate our entire operation in the coming days and weeks and will always make decisions in the best interest of the team. I wish these coaches the best in their future endeavors.”

Video: Lions Wrap Up the 2019 Season with Week 17 Showdown with Packers

The Packers and Lions will go at it in a NFC North showdown in week 17 to end the regular season. The Pack come into the contest at 12-3, the Lions at 3-11-1.

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Video: Lions Can’t Hold Early Lead in 27-17 Loss to the Broncos in Denver

The Lions had an early lead but it wasn’t enough as the Broncos were able to rally back, sending the Lions to their 8th straight defeat 27-17.

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Video: Lions Travel to Denver to Take on the Broncos in a Week 16 Battle

The Lions make a trip to Denver to take on the Broncos Sunday in a battle of AFC vs NFC.

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Video: Lions Can’t Stop Winston, Bucs Pound Detroit 38-17 at Ford Field

The Lions couldn’t stop QB Jameis Winston, as he went for 458 yards and four TD’s in a Bucs 38-17 win over the Lions in Detroit.

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