According to NFL Network, the Lions interviewed former Bengals HC Marvin Lewis for their head-coaching this past Thursday.
49ers DC Robert Saleh is reportedly considered a “strong candidate” for the job while Chiefs OC Eric Bienemy, Saints assistant HC/TEs coach Dan Campbell and Titans OC Arthur Smith being among the potential targets for Detroit.
Lewis also interviewed for the Texans’ head-coaching job in recent weeks.
Lewis, 62, was hired as the Bengals’ head coach back in 2003 and spent 16 seasons with the team before being fired after the 2018 season.
Lewis did not actively pursue another NFL head coaching job after the Bengals let him go following the 2018 season, preferring to take a step back from football. He landed with Arizona State in a special advisor role to HC Herm Edwards and has been in that position the past two years.
In total, the Bengals compiled a 131-122-3 (51.8 percent) record under Lewis, including seven trips to the postseason but no playoff wins.