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Lions interview 49ers' Robert Saleh for head coaching vacancy

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Jan 07, 2021

(WXYZ) -- The Detroit Lions interviewed San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh Thursday for their head coaching vacancy.

Saleh, expected to be a popular candidate, interviewed with the Atlanta Falcons on Monday.

A group of Michigan legislators signed an open letter to the Lions in December asking the team to consider hiring Saleh, a Dearborn native.

The Lions also announced Thursday they had interviewed Minnesota Vikings V.P. player personnel/assistant general manager George Paton and Los Angeles Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes for their general manager vacancy.