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Detroit Lions hire George Godsey as defensive assistant

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The Sports Xchange
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) makes a one-handed catch of a 27-yard pass in front of defending Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson (24) in a Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on January 7, 2017. The Seahawks beat the Lions 26 to 6 to advance in the playoffs. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) makes a one-handed catch of a 27-yard pass in front of defending Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson (24) in a Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington on January 7, 2017. The Seahawks beat the Lions 26 to 6 to advance in the playoffs. Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI | License Photo

The Detroit Lions hired George Godsey as a defensive assistant to handle special projects, the team announced Tuesday.

Godsey, 38, spent the previous three seasons on the staff of the Houston Texas. He was offensive coordinator the past two seasons after serving as quarterbacks coach in 2014.

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Godsey also had a three-year stint with the New England Patriots. He was an offensive assistant in 2011 before coaching tight ends the next two seasons.

He had a six-year college run at Central Florida -- coaching quarterbacks from 2005-08 and running back from 2009-10.

Godsey played college football at Georgia Tech from 1998-2001. He was the starting quarterback in his final two seasons and passed for 41 touchdowns.

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