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Report: Detroit Lions to interview Titans OC Arthur Smith on Tuesday

Smith is one of three coaches expected to interview with the Lions this week.

NFL: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It appears the Detroit Lions will have three more head coaching interviews this week. As previously reported, Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview for the job, as will Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell (on Monday morning per Dave Birkett). There was some question whether Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith would interview with the Lions, given his busy schedule, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter is now reporting that that interview will indeed take place on Tuesday.

Smith is going to have a busy 24 hours, as he is scheduled to interview with the Jets, Falcons and Chargers on Monday. He has already interviewed with the Jaguars on Sunday, meaning he’ll talk to five of the six teams with coaching vacancies in a matter of 48 hours.

Smith’s Titans were eliminated from the playoff on Sunday after struggling to break the Ravens’ defense. The Titans got off to a quick 10-0 start in the first quarter, but just scored three points for the rest of the game as Derrick Henry was kept in check and Ryan Tannehill finished with just 165 passing yards.

As of now, the Lions have seven head coaching candidates that have either been interviewed or is scheduled to interview: Marvin Lewis, Eric Bieniemy, Darrell Bevell, Robert Saleh, Smith, Campbell and Bowles.

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