The Detroit Lions have fired general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand.
These are just the latest members of the Lions to be fired, one week after offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi was let go. These names may not be the last, with it sounding as if there could be more to come.
ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news on Mayhew and Lewand.
MAJOR changes in Detroit: Lions have fired GM Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand, league sources told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2015
Multiple NFL insiders have reported that it's madness in Detroit and nobody's job is safe.
Text from one source: "Insane day in Detroit!!!!!"— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 5, 2015
From the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:
#Lions source on the firings today: “Total wipeout.” Apparently, bosses are going through the building deciding who stays and goes.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2015
Just one year removed from making the playoffs, the Lions fell to 1-7 last weekend after they were blown out in London by the Kansas City Chiefs, 45-10.
On SportsCenter, Schefter reported that the Lions' ownership, led by Martha Ford, was meeting with head coach Jim Caldwell and that his future was uncertain. Schefter said:
They are meeting with their head coach Jim Caldwell. We don't know the status of his future at this moment. But clearly Mrs. Ford, who is running the Lions these days, has taken a hard-line stance and she has seen enough and she is sending a message loud and clear and we are seeing some major changes hit a Lions organization.
According to Rapoport, however, Caldwell has been told his job is safe.
It is worth noting, however, that those who hired Caldwell are now gone, and whoever is brought in to run the team may want to pick a different coach. In other words, his job may be safe, but that safety may be temporary.
We'll update the post as we learn more.
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