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Several Lions coaches could be out Saturday, including Darrell Bevell, due to COVID-19

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 14:27:29-05

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Lions are reportedly working to figure out a potential coach for Saturday's game after positive COVID-19 tests and close contacts among the coaching staff.

Ian Rapoport reports that the COVID-19 positive tests from Tuesday are causing the problem, and almost all defensive staff members are considered close contacts, as is Interim Head Coach Darrell Bevell.

Rapoport reports that the team is working on who can coach this Saturday's game. He said the positive tests stem from the team's travel and there is a chance some coaches can coach Saturday.

According to the team, there were no new positive COVID-19 tests on Wednesday, but several coaches will remain away from the team facility. The team is planning to conduct an outdoor practice on Wednesday afternoon.

The team announced Tuesday is was closing the practice facility after two positive tests.