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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...

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...

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...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

New 7th seed helps Bears 8 years too late for Lovie Smith

Jan. 6, 2021 2:40 AM EST

While Matt Nagy gets to coach Chicago in the playoffs despite a middling 8-8 record that could help save his job, former Bears coach Lovie Smith can only wonder if the extra team in the postseason could have helped him eight years ago. The addition of a seventh playoff team in each conference this season helped...

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football gameagainst the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Lions entering their biggest rebuild since drafting Stafford

Jan. 4, 2021 6:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The previous time the Detroit Lions went into an offseason with a rebuilding project this large, they were coming off a winless season and drafted quarterback Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. Detroit's new general manager and coach will have to decide if Stafford is...

FILE - In this Dec. 15 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn speaks after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, in Carson, Calif. The Los Angeles Chargers have fired coach Anthony Lynn less than two seasons after he led the franchise to the AFC divisional round. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)

Chargers fire head coach Anthony Lynn after 4 seasons

Jan. 4, 2021 5:25 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A four-game winning streak at the end of the season wasn't enough to save Anthony Lynn's job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Owner Dean Spanos on Monday fired Lynn after four seasons. Lynn led the franchise to the playoffs in 2018 but Los Angeles had losing records the last two...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and teammates react after Cousins' touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over Lions

Jan. 3, 2021 6:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Cousins danced in the end zone after running for a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Vikings went on to celebrate the end of a disappointing season with a 37-35 win over the lowly Detroit Lions on Sunday. “We were really close to being in the...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Diontae Spencer, left, celebrates after scoring with safety Justin Simmons during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

A season often in doubt to end on time, no cancellations

Jan. 1, 2021 2:59 PM EST

During the summer, with baseball just returning from its hiatus and the NHL and NBA scrambling to build “bubbles” to complete their interrupted seasons, many scoffed at the prospect of the NFL going through a four-month schedule on time. Without cancellations or significant delays, too, likely even...

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)

On Football: NFL coaching carousel about to start spinning

Dec. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EST

Three NFL coaching jobs already are open, and another three or four soon could be. While it happens every year, coaching searches are different depending on the team seeking a new guy to take charge. Some clubs seek a veteran pro coach, like Washington and Dallas did after last season with Mike McCarthy and Ron...