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2018 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions hire John Bonamego for a second stint as the team's special teams coach. Had worked with the team — and both Sam Martin and Don Muhlbach — in 2013 and 2014. Smart hire by the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Don Muhlbach heading to his second Pro Bowl as a long-snapper. That's two Lions players in the Pro Bowl now, joining Darius Slay.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Statements on the new Lions initiatives:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions and team owner Martha Ford are committing $600,000 to social justice reform with a focus on three areas: Scholarship Funding, Social-Educational Programs and Medical Aid/Health Assistance. They are working with TAPS, the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Detroit Lions Academy, Detroit Justice Center, Covenant House of Michigan, Detroit Public Schools Foundation's Water Hydration Station Project, CATCH and Mariners Inn to help in and around the city of Detroit. To read more on what they are doing, this is the website: http://inspirechange.detroitlions.com

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Ex-Lions coach Forzano dies; gave Belichick start

Rick Forzano coached the Lions from 1974 to 1976, compiling a 15-17 record, but his tenure in Detroit is better known for helping to start the career of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after Matt Harriss was let go, the Lions hired Mike Disner as the team's VP of football administration. He comes from Arizona, where he held a similar role from 2013 to 2018. Not surprisingly, he has a Patriots connection — as a scouting assistant in 2007 and intern in 2005 and 2006. He's a Michigan native and played baseball at Williams College.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have let go of Matt Harriss, the team's Vice President of Football Administration. The move was first reported by the Detroit News. Harriss did a lot of the salary cap work for the club since being hired from the New York Giants in 2016 -- one of general manager Bob Quinn's first moves after taking over the football operations of the club.

Team Stats

Passing Yards223.520th
Rushing Yards103.823rd
Points For20.325th
Points Against22.5