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Brad Holmes says Lions will retool, not rebuild

Brad Holmes was hired as the Lions’ new General Manager this month and organizations rarely make changes in that role when things have been going well. Getty Images… The Lions are no exception. They went 14-33-1 over the last three seasons and the lack of success under former G.M. Bob Quinn would seem to leave [more]

Brad Holmes: Matthew Stafford is great, I have to evaluate entire roster

Lions General Manager Brad Holmes was likely asked his thoughts on quarterback Matthew Stafford when he interviewed with the team this month and he had to expect questions about him during his introductory press conference in Detroit on Tuesday. Holmes didn’t have to wait long. He faced a question about Stafford’s future with the organization [more]

Report: Lions to hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

Dan Campbell is bringing Aaron Glenn with him to Detroit. Campbell, the new Lions head coach, will hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Glenn and Campbell have worked together on the Saints’ staff for the last five years. The 48-year-old Glenn was a first-round draft pick of the [more]

Calvin Johnson: Would be awesome to be first-ballot Hall of Famer

The voting for the Pro Football Hall of Fame usually takes place in person the day before the Super Bowl, but the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a change. The 48 selectors for the Hall of Fame will be meeting virtually on Tuesday to consider the 15 modern-era finalists along with coaching candidate Tom Flores, [more]

After meeting with Lions, Brad Holmes felt they were the right fit

The Lions hired Brad Holmes to be their General Manager last week, after he’d spent 18 years working for the Rams. Holmes was an integral member of Los Angeles’ front office as the director of college scouting — a position he’d held since 2013. But now he’s transitioning to Detroit, an organization he felt was [more]

Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks as Head Coaches and primary football executives,” Fritz [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Report: Dan Campbell the favorite to become Lions head coach

It looks like one more head coaching vacancy is off the board. Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell is the favorite to become the next Lions head coach, according to a report from NFL media’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. Campbell interviewed with the Lions on Monday. He’s not able to have a [more]

Lions set to interview Todd Bowles Friday

The Lions know they won’t land Robert Saleh as their next head coach and it looks like Arthur Smith is headed elsewhere as well, so they’ll be continuing their search on Friday. According to multiple reports, the Lions are set to interview Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles on Friday. It will be the team’s first [more]

Report: Falcons focused on Arthur Smith, no second interview with Lions

Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith has been a popular man this month, but it looks like his tour of teams looking for a head coach is winding down. Smith has interviewed twice with the Falcons and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he is the focus of their head coaching search. It seems Smith [more]

Darrell Bevell feels interview with Lions went well, waiting out process

After a five-game stretch as interim head coach of the Detroit Lions, Darrell Bevell interviewed with the team for a chance to stay in the role full-time moving forward. In an interview with Brett Favre on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Bevell said on Thursday that he felt good about the interview process with the team [more]

Adrian Peterson is ordered to pay nearly $8.3 million in loan default case

Lions running back Adrian Peterson has made plenty of money. He currently owes plenty of money. Via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, a court has ordered to pay almost $8.3 million to a Pennsylvania loan company. Peterson defaulted on a loan in 2016. Peterson initially owed $5.2 million, plus interest. He failed to repay the money by [more]

Lions announce hiring of Brad Holmes as G.M.

The Lions have made it official, announcing they’ve hired Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes to be their General Manager on Thursday afternoon. “On behalf of the entire Lions organization, I am thrilled to welcome Brad Holmes to Detroit,” Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp said in a statement. “Several weeks ago when we embarked [more]

Reports: Lions to hire Brad Holmes as G.M.

After the Falcons reportedly found their General Manager on Thursday morning, so have the Lions. Detroit has chosen Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes as its next G.M., according to multiple reports. Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissaro of NFL Media reports Holmes and the Lions have agreed to a five-year contract. Holmes first interviewed [more]

Jets complete second interview with Arthur Smith

The Jets have wrapped up another interview with Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Smith interviewed with the team for a second time on Thursday and this was in-person after a virtual interview the first time around. He joins 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as candidates who have met with the team multiple times. Smith has [more]

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