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Notes: Lions begin running back search, interview several at NFL Combine

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Will the Lions take a running back in this year’s draft? They’re at least doing their homework.

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  • The Detroit Lions are going to meet with several NFL prospects during combine week, but they’ve ready met with a couple of the best running back prospects in this year’s draft:

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  • The Lions made a whole bunch of changes in their scouting and coaching staffs, including the hiring of something called a character coach:

  • Ty Schalter of Lions Wire pleads Lions fans to stop making Malcolm Butler-to-the-Lions happen. It’s not going to happen, he argues.

  • Sick of all the Matt Patricia love yet? Didn’t think so. Jaguars coach Doug Marrone also had some very nice things to say about the Lions new coach: