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Report: Detroit Lions’ assistant joining Oakland Raiders’ staff

When Jim Caldwell spoke to the local media the day after the Detroit Lions’ season ended, the coach stated no decisions had been made regarding changes to his staff, but did acknowledge the potential of losing some of his assistants to other jobs.

“You never know in our business,” Caldwell said. “I think, particularly when you have a staff like we have, of young guys that are very talented, very creative, I think opportunities will present themselves sometimes so you may have a little adjustment here or there. We’ll see how that works.”

On Sunday, ESPN reported Lions assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson will be leaving the organization to take a job coaching the tight ends in Oakland.

Johnson, a holdover from Jim Schwartz’s staff, had an expiring contract with the Lions, according to the same report.

Brought in before the 2013 season, Johnson coached the Lions tight ends for one season. He held the same position with the Jacksonville Jaguars the year before, following 14 years of college coaching experience and a season with the Buffalo Bills as an assistant offensive line coach.

Johnson was one of nine assistants retained by Caldwell after he was hired by the Lions last January. Johnson was also one of four assigned to ” >

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