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Danny Crossman Out As Lions Special Teams Coach

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 30: Detroit Lions special team coordinator Danny Crossman talks with his players on the sidelines during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-13.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 30: Detroit Lions special team coordinator Danny Crossman talks with his players on the sidelines during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-13. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) The Detroit Lions will no longer have to explain why Danny Crossman is still their special teams coach, because he left under his own terms Monday.

Crossman took the blame after the losses to Tennessee and Minnesota in back-to-back weeks while his unit allowed four special teams touchdowns.

His leaving was first reported by Anwar Richardson of Mlive.com. Crossman, who was still under contract with the Lions, is thought to have left under his own terms. According to sources, it looks like Crossman will move to Buffalo and coach with his former teammate and friend Doug Marrone. Marrone did visit with the Lions last spring according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

In another move, the Lions made moved assistant Bobby Johnson to coaching tight ends. Johnson was an assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. Lions former TE coach Tim Lappano will now take over as the running back’s coach as Sam Gash was released following the season.

Johnson was the TE coach for the Jaguars last season and was an assistant offensive line coach with the Buffalo Bills the two previous seasons.

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