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Lions sign GM Bob Quinn to extension days after hiring Matt Patricia

From ESPN - February 9, 2018

Days after the Detroit Lions officially hired Matt Patricia as their head coach, the team also decided to make more of a commitment to general manager Bob Quinn.

Quinn's extension now matches the length of Patricia's contract, which Lions president Rod Wood would describe only as a "long-term" deal when he spoke with reporters Wednesday. ESPN Insider Adam Schefter tweeted that this links the Lions to Patricia and Quinn for five seasons, through 2022.

Lions announced they have agreed to terms with General Manager Bob Quinn on an extension to his current contract. The extension matches the term of HC Matt Patricia's new deal with the team - both tied to Detroit for five years.

Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 9, 2018

"The contract extension for Bob is most deserving as he continues to lead and improve our football team," Wood said in a statement released Friday by the Lions. "It is also important for our entire organization to ensure stability as we move forward with Matt as our new Head Coach working in partnership with Bob. Moreover, I greatly enjoy my relationship and partnership with Bob. We both look forward to a bright future for the Detroit Lions."

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