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Lions offseason recap: Coaching staff shake-up

The Detroit Lions didn't just make changes to their roster this offseason. The coaching staff also experienced some changes.

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As the Detroit Lions' offseason comes to a close, we're going to take a look back at some of its most notable moments. Next up is a recap of the changes the Lions made to their coaching staff.

On Monday, we documented all of the changes the Detroit Lions made to their roster this offseason. There were a lot, to say the least, but those weren't the only changes made by the Lions this offseason. They also shook up their coaching staff, and the following changes were made in January and February:


RBs coach Curtis Modkins (formerly of Bills)
TEs coach Bobby Johnson
(formerly of Jaguars)
OL assistant Terry Heffernan (formerly of Wayne State)
DL assistant Jim Washburn (formerly of Eagles)
STs coordinator John Bonamego (formerly of Jaguars)


WRs coach Tim Lappano (formerly was TEs coach)
OL coach Jeremiah Washburn (formerly was assistant OL coach)
DBs coach Marcus Robertson (formerly was assistant DBs coach)

Left for new job

DBs coach Tim Walton (hired by Rams)
STs coordinator Danny Crossman
(hired by Bills)

Contract not renewed

RBs coach Sam Gash
WRs coach Shawn Jefferson (later hired by Titans)
OL coach George Yarno (later hired by Jaguars)

You can check out the Lions' full 2013 coaching staff here.

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