FOX Sports confirms the Lions are hiring Dan Campbell as the head coach – Lions Wire

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Two of the more prominent candidates for the Detroit Lions head coaching vacancy are no longer available to the team.

Robert Saleh, considered an early front-runner in Detroit, has been hired as the head coach of the New York Jets. The former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator joined the Jets on Friday morning. He is a Detroit-area native and had strong interest amongst the local Lions fanbase.

Another top candidate, Arthur Smith, canceled his trip to Detroit for a second interview with the Lions. Smith is widely expected to accept the head coaching position with the Atlanta Falcons…

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