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Lions notes: Teryl Austin, Joe Lombardi, more

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Lions notes looks at Teryl Austin, Joe Lombardi and much more.

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  • The MMQB's Robert Klemko ranked 32 coaches based on how likely it is that they will be an NFL head coach in the future. The rankings were "based on the testimony of 24 sources," and Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin came in third on the list. He wasn't the only person with Lions connections on the list, though. Current Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi came in at No. 16, former Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was just three spots behind at No. 19 and former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz placed 20th in the rankings.

  • There are several former Lions players now on the Miami Dolphins:
  • Only five Lions free agents haven't been signed this offseason: (Note: Jed Collins is currently a free agent, but he was briefly with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.)

  • Here's a headline I never thought I'd see: