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Lions interview Vrabel for coaching opening

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions have interviewed Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel for their coaching position.

The Lions announced the interview Wednesday, two days after coach Jim Caldwell was fired . Detroit has also interviewed its current defensive and offensive coordinators, Teryl Austin and Jim Bob Cooter.

Vrabel took over as defensive coordinator in 2017 after three seasons as Houston's linebackers coach. He played 14 seasons in the NFL for Pittsburgh, New England and Kansas City, winning three Super Bowls with the Patriots.

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