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Matt Patricia, Lions doing 'everything we can' to prepare for season

Allen Park — The demands of coaching professional football takes Lions coach Matt Patricia away from his family more than he'd care to admit. But if there's been a silver lining from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's that its given him time to spend with his wife and three children he's rarely had during his career.

Not only has the state of Michigan issued a shelter in place order for non-essential employees, the NFL has also closed down team facilities across the league. That means Patricia has been working from home the past two weeks as the team wades through the second wave of free agency, as well as preparation from this month's draft.