NFC North: Lions leaning toward hiring Dan Campbell as head coach

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Bryan Perez
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The rebuild in Detroit is about to take its next and arguably most critical step, as multiple NFL insiders are reporting the Lions will hire New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell to replace Matt Patricia as head coach.

While Campbell hasn’t been officially hired, when there’s smoke as thick as this, there’s usually fire.

Campbell, a former NFL tight end, played for the Lions from 2006-2008 before retiring from the league in 2009. He began his coaching career with the Miami Dolphins in 2010 and has been with the Saints since 2016.

Campbell served as the Dolphins’ interim head coach after Miami fired Joe Philbin in 2015. He went 5-7 over the team’s final 12 games.