Lions Add Two Assistant Coaches

ALLEN PARK -- Rod Marinelli's staff is finally starting to take shape.

ALLEN PARK -- Rod Marinelli's staff is finally starting to take shape.

The new Lions' head coach recently tabbed Kippy Brown, the Houston Texans receiving coach under Dom Capers, in the same position in Detroit.

Brown will be responsible for the continued development of Detroit's receiving core.

The team also brought aboard Larry Beightol as its offensive line coach. Beightol implemented the infamous blocking schemes that has Green Bay's running game so dominant the past several years, but he opted to leave the Packers when new coach Mike McCarthy was brought aboard.

Former Jets' assistant Donnie Henderson is already in the fold at defensive coordinator.

Detroit is still in talks with former Rams' coach Mike Martz, who met with Lions' GM Matt Millen on Saturday and will speak with Marinelli on Sunday. The team is also considering Bengals' receivers coach Hue Jackson and former Packers' offensive coordinator Tom Rossley to orchestrate the Lions offensive attack.


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