Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Reports Say Ross Might Take Lions Job Monday

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Reports Say Ross Might Take Lions Job Monday

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Bobby Ross, who resigned as San Diego's head coach last week, is negotiating with the Detroit Lions and could get the coaching job by Monday, it was reported Friday.

Contract talks between the Lions and Ross have begun and only one hurdle needs to be cleared, Booth Newspapers reported.

The report said Lions owner William Clay Ford must approve the proposal that was submitted Thursday by Ross' Atlanta-based attorney, Jack Reale. Lions spokesman Mike Murray refused to comment on the report Friday morning. "That's pretty much our stance on people we are interviewing," he said. The Lions are offering Ross a five-year contract worth $7.5 million, Booth and the Detroit Free Press said. The Detroit News said Ross, as coach, would have final say on all player personnel matters. The Free Press quoted an unidentified source "on the NFL coaches network" as saying that Ross wanted the Detroit job all along, although he has talked to other teams. Ross, 60, resigned from San Diego after five seasons, citing differences with Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard. …

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