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Lions notes: Cardinals hire Steve Wilks, where will Patriots LB coach Brian Flores land?

Could the Lions get a crack at one of the best Patriots positional coaches?

NFL: New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Arizona Cardinals will reportedly hire Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as their new head coach. That leaves Patriots linebacker coach Brian Flores, who was a candidate for the Cardinals job, back to where he currently stands. Could he be next in line for the Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator, or will he assume that role with New England? The ball is in the Patriots’ court, as they would have to grant Detroit permission to interview him (unless his contract is up at the end of the season).

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  • One more awesome picture of Matt Patricia in his final moments at Gillette Stadium from Sunday night:

  • Haloti Ngata was the Lions’ representative for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, but the NFL did not name him one of the three finalists to win the award. Instead, J.J. Watt, Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson are the three finalists.

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