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Meet Detroit Lions general manager candidate: Ex-Houston Texans GM Rick Smith pros, cons

The Detroit Lions are expected to interview a wide range of candidates for both their head coach and general manager jobs. They began GM interviews in early December and are expected to continue talking to candidates for both positions into early 2021. As part of an ongoing series, here is a look at one known candidate on the Lions' list:

Rick Smith

Current role: None.

Background: Smith spent 12 seasons as Houston Texans GM, where he built the roster of four division championship teams, including the winningest team in franchise history (the 2012 team that went 12-4).