The Detroit Lions have hired special teams coordinator Brayden Coombs.

The team made the announcement Saturday, a week after firing special teams coordinator John Bonamego and five other members of Matt Patricia’s staff.

DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Matt Patricia of the Detroit Lions give instructions to his team in the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on December 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Coombs was the assistant special team’s coach for the Cincinnati Bengals the previous seven years and was with the franchise for 10 seasons.

Patricia previously promoted assistant coaches Hank Fraley and Billy Yates to lead the team’s offensive line.

The Lions still have an opening for a defensive coordinator after they announced Paul Pasqualoni was leaving the team to be closer to his family in Connecticut.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – NOVEMBER 4: Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia on the sidelines in the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

The Lions finished with three wins in 2019 and have the No. 3 pick in the draft.

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