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Raiders sign Nevin Lawson to 1-year extension

Jan. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Lawson is the first player to sign with the Raiders since they officially added Las Vegas to their name Wednesday. The Raiders are set to play next season in Las Vegas after spending the...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow walks the sideline in an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Waco, Texas, The NFL’s Carolina Panthers have hired former Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow as their new defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

Snow rejoins Rhule as Panthers new defensive coordinator

Jan. 20, 2020 1:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Snow is rejoining head coach Matt Rhule in Carolina as the new Panthers defensive coordinator. Snow previously served as defensive coordinator under Rhule at Baylor from 2017-19 and Temple from 2013-16. Snow has spent 37 seasons coaching college football, serving as a defensive...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Lions add defensive coordinator Cory Undlin off Eagles staff

Jan. 13, 2020 12:27 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired Cory Undlin to replace Paul Pasqualoni as defensive coordinator. Matt Patricia added the former Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs coach to his staff on Monday. Patricia and Undlin started their NFL careers together with the New England Patriots in...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lions hire special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs

Jan. 11, 2020 5:30 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs. The team made the announcement Saturday, a week after firing special teams coordinator John Bonamego and five other members of Matt Patricia's staff. Coombs was the assistant special teams coach for the...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Jacksonville, Fla. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who had a five-season run as Detroit's coach, is interviewing Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, with the Cleveland Browns. Schwartz is the sixth candidate to meet with the Browns, who are once again looking for a coach after another disappointing, losing season.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Browns continue coaching search, interview Eagles' Schwartz

Jan. 8, 2020 3:38 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Schwartz began his NFL career as a gofer with the Browns. If he comes back, he can boss people around. The Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator, who started out as a scout and errand runner under coach Bill Belichick in Cleveland, interviewed Wednesday to be the Browns' next...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Lions assistants Fraley, Yates to coach offensive line

Jan. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions on Tuesday promoted assistant coaches Hank Fraley and Billy Yates to lead their offensive line. 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...

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. The Bengals won 33-23. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Bengals, Lions staffs to coach in Senior Bowl

Jan. 2, 2020 4:23 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The staffs of the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions will coach the Senior Bowl teams. The Senior Bowl announced the coaches, who are assigned by the NFL, on Thursday. Coach Zac Taylor and the Bengals hold the No. 1 pick in the draft and Matt Patricia's Lions pick third. The Senior...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia talks with Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lions lose 2 more assistants off coach Matt Patricia's staff

Jan. 2, 2020 4:15 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have two more openings on their overhauled coaching staff. Lions coach Matt Patricia announced Thursday defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni is leaving the team to be closer to his family in Connecticut. Patricia says offensive line coach Jeff Davidson is taking...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Lions coach Matt Patricia fires 6 staff members

Dec. 31, 2019 5:41 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego, linebackers coach Al Golden, defensive backs coach Brian Stewart, tight end coach Chris White, strength coach Harold Nash and assistant strength coach Rodney Hill. Lions coach Matt Patricia announced the moves...

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) is surrounded by teammates after making the winning field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Rodgers will be huge factor for Packers in playoffs

Dec. 30, 2019 6:36 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For years, Aaron Rodgers’ greatness powered the Green Bay Packers’ success. After a two-year hiatus out of the playoffs, Rodgers again will be a huge key in the postseason. This time, however, the focus will be on getting the Rodgers-led passing attack back on track....