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FILE - In this March 11, 2015, file photo, then-Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew speaks during a news conference in Allen Park, Mich. Washington has hired Martin Mayhew to be its new general manager. The hiring of Mayhew makes Washington the only team in the NFL with a Black team president and GM. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Washington hires Martin Mayhew as general manager

Jan. 22, 2021 12:46 PM EST

Ron Rivera bulked up his front office Friday, hiring Martin Mayhew to be Washington's general manager and Marty Hurney to serve as executive vice president of football and player personnel. The moves give Rivera two seasoned NFL executives to work with going into his second season coaching and running football...

In this image provided by the Detroit Lions, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell speaks during a news conference via video on his first day at the NFL football team's practice facility, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 in Allen Park, Mich. (Detroit Lions via AP).

Lions introduce emotionally charged coach Dan Campbell

Jan. 21, 2021 6:56 PM EST

Dan Campbell is empathic about the hard times people have had in Detroit, in their lives and as fans of the Lions. And, the new coach of the long-suffering franchise is fired up for an opportunity to help the NFL team and people in the Motor City. “We need to bring some hope back into this place," Campbell...

FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Dan Campbell of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach. The Lions announced the agreement with the New Orleans Saints tight ends coach on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, one day after formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager.  (AP Photo/File)

AP source: New Lions coach Campbell gets 6-year deal

Jan. 20, 2021 7:35 PM EST

The Detroit Lions landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search by hiring Dan Campbell. The Lions tweeted a photo of the former New Orleans Saints tight ends coach signing his deal Wednesday, one day after the team formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager. Campbell signed a...

Detroit Lions hire New Orleans Saints tight ends coach Dan Campbell as head coach

Jan. 20, 2021 11:49 AM EST
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions hire New Orleans Saints tight ends coach Dan Campbell as head coach.

Lions hire GM Brad Holmes after he wasn't on original list

Jan. 19, 2021 11:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Brad Holmes was not even a candidate when the Detroit Lions began their search for a general manager nearly two months ago. After a process that included interviewing him and 11 others for the vacancy, Holmes won the Lions over and landed a job he didn't dream of when his NFL career began as...

FILE - Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith instructs his players during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn., in this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo. The New York Jets interviewed Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, for their head coaching vacancy. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool, File)

Falcons pick Titans offensive coordinator Smith as new coach

Jan. 15, 2021 9:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have chosen offense and youth as the calling cards of their new coach. Atlanta agreed to terms with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith on Friday to become the team's head coach. Smith, only 38, has no experience as a head coach. The Falcons' last...

Lions agree to deal with Rams executive Brad Holmes as GM

Jan. 14, 2021 5:13 PM EST

The Detroit Lions desperately need to figure out how to draft better players and they're leaning on Brad Holmes to lead the way, drawing on his expertise with the Los Angeles Rams. Holmes and the Lions agreed to terms Thursday on a deal Thursday that makes him their general manager. He led the Rams' college...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy greets a player during the second half of the team's AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Kansas City, Mo. One year ago, Bieniemy and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh missed out on the coaching carousel despite being coordinators of the two Super Bowl teams. The two figure to be near the top of many of the lists of possible head coaching candidates again this offseason when the NFL is hoping some new rules lead to more opportunities for minority coaches. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Chiefs' Bieniemy focused on Browns, not vacant coaching jobs

Jan. 14, 2021 4:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Bieniemy spent last week speaking to just about every NFL franchise with a vacant head coaching job. The Chiefs offensive coordinator doesn't want to waste a second on it this week. “Let me just say this: It was an honor and a privilege, but that’s not what we're...

Lions complete second GM interview with Holmes

Jan. 13, 2021 8:38 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions completed a second interview with Brad Holmes for their general manager vacancy. Holmes is a college scouting director for the Los Angeles Rams. The Lions are trying to fill two major openings — coach and general manager. They've interviewed Holmes, Rick...

Lions acquire Washington LB Shaun Dion Hamilton off waivers

Jan. 12, 2021 7:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions acquired linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton off waivers from Washington. Detroit made the move Tuesday, taking a brief break from its search for a new general manager and coach. Hamilton started in seven of 46 games over three seasons with Washington. He has 89 career tackles...