Report: Lions adding John Fox as a senior defensive consultant
One of the early developments coming out of the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine in relation to the Detroit Lions has nothing to do with the draft. A report from David Newton of ESPN indicates the Lions are adding a veteran NFL head coach in a consulting capacity.
Per Newton, former head coach John Fox will join the Lions as a senior defensive consultant. It’s a role the Lions have not had filled since Dom Capers held that title in the 2021 season.
Fox has 16 years of NFL head coaching experience with three teams, last with the Bears in 2015-2017. The 68-year-old Fox held the senior defensive consultant role for the Indianapolis Colts in 2022, his first NFL venture since leaving the Bears.
Former Carolina, Chicago and Denver head coach John Fox appears headed to the Lions as a senior defensive consultant, per league source. Fox had a similar role with the Colts this past season.
— David Newton (@DNewtonespn) February 28, 2023
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