Report: Matt Patricia returning to Patriots staff

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 17:49:01-05

(WXYZ) -- Former Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia is returning to the New England Patriots to assist the coaching staff in a variety of roles, according to a report from beat writer Jim McBride of the Boston Globe.

Detroit fired Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn in November. Before being hired by the Lions in 2018, Patricia spent 14 years in New England, winning three Super Bowls.

Evan Rothstein, who's been on Detroit's staff in various roles since 2012, is also expected to join Patricia in New England, according to McBride.