Lions hire Curtis Modkins, promote Jeremiah Washburn

Luc Leclerc-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have announced the hiring of Curtis Modkins and the promotion of Jeremiah Washburn.

The Detroit Lions have announced their offensive coaching staff changes, confirming some earlier reports and breaking the news of other changes. Let's start with the new pieces of news.

First and foremost, the Lions have hired Curtis Modkins as their new running backs coach. Modkins comes to Detroit after spending the last three seasons as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator and running backs coach. In Buffalo, he coached guys like Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, two running backs who have had a lot of success as of late.

The Lions also announced that they have filled their vacant offensive line coach job by promoting Jeremiah Washburn, who was the assistant offensive line coach. Washburn, who is the son of former Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn, has been with the Lions since 2009.

In addition to those two moves, the Lions confirmed that they have hired Bobby Johnson to coach tight ends. The team also confirmed that Tim Lappano, the old tight ends coach, will now coach wide receivers (instead of running backs, which was originally reported). Finally, the team has confirmed that Danny Crossman is out as special teams coordinator.

Reminder: You can follow Pride Of Detroit on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Join Pride Of Detroit

You must be a member of Pride Of Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pride Of Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker