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Report: Brad Holmes to have second interview with Detroit Lions on Wednesday

The first finalist in the Lions’ GM search has emerged

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The Detroit Lions’ will reportedly have their first follow-up interview on Wednesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions are bringing in current Los Angeles Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes in for a second interview on Wednesday. Per Schefter, Holmes is flying into Detroit on Tuesday night for the interview the following day.

Holmes spent 15 years in the Rams’ scouting department before becoming the team’s director of college scouting in 2013. He was one of the driving forces behind the team draft Aaron Donald in 2014, and he helped that organization turn itself around in recent years, as the Rams have gone four straight years with a winning record, including three playoff appearances, a Super bowl appearance and the team’s current 4-2 playoff record in the past four seasons.

Holmes has already had a pair of interviews with the Atlanta Falcons. He is considered a finalist there, alongside former Texans GM Rick Smith and Saints VP/Assistant GM Terry Fontenot, both of whom also interviewed with Detroit.

In other GM news, the Lions confirmed the completed interview with Colts assistant general manager Ed dodds and the interview of head coach candidate Arthur Smith.