Approached by at least four teams, including offers from St. Louis and New York as well as rumored interest from the Packers, Jauron wasn't out of work long. He was fired by the Bears shortly after the regular season after compiling a 35-26 record over five seasons.
According to reports Jauron had two other interviews, but did not receive offers from, two other teams. He also interviewed for the Buffalo Bills' head coaching job.
Jauron, 53, replaces Kurt Schottenheimer (who will remain with the team) at the Lions' defensive helm. The Detroit D ranked 24th in the league last year.
The hiring of Jauron takes one name off the Packers' list. In-house candidates assistant head coach/defensive backs Bob Slowik and linebackers coach Mark Duffner, plus former Arizona Cardinals' coach Dave McGinnis are among names surfacing in the search.