Marinelli the new coach in Detroit


Published: Friday, January 20, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 20, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
Rod Marinelli, who spent the past 10 seasons as Tampa Bay's defensive line coach, was hired as coach of the struggling Detroit Lions on Thursday.
His hiring was announced by Lions president Matt Millen at a news conference at the team's practice facility.
PANTHERS: Defensive end Julius Peppers missed his second day of practice with a shoulder injury and is still listed as questionable for the NFC championship game against Seattle.
SEAHAWKS: Wide receivers Darrell Jackson, a former Gator, and Bobby Engram, and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard all missed a second straight day of practice.
CHIEFS: Defensive back Greg Wesley was arrested for allegedly threatening to punch a bouncer.
REDSKINS: Al Saunders, whose Kansas City offense led the NFL in yards and touchdowns the last five years, has agreed to become the team's offensive coordinator.
JETS: Coach Eric Mangini decided to keep offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger on staff, shortly after parting ways with defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.

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