DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Lions have agreed to a deal in principle with Bob Quinn to be their general manager.

Lions President Rod Wood confirmed the agreement Friday night.

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Quinn has been the New England Patriots’ director of pro scouting.

One of the first issues on the table for the new GM will be whether current head coach Jim Caldwell will see another season with the Lions.

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Quinn, 39, has spent all 16 of his NFL seasons with the Patriots in some capacity related to player personnel — primarily college and pro scouting. He has been director of pro scouting since 2012 according to columnist Mike O’Hara.

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O’Hara notes the ripple effect involved in deciding Caldwell’s future.

The Lions have been looking for a GM since firing Martin Mayhew midway through the season. They promoted Sheldon White on an interim basis and he was among the candidates to get the job.

Stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio and 97.1 The Ticket for updates.

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