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Lions fire Martz, promote Colleto, Brown to lead offense

Updated: January 4, 2008, 1:59 AM ET
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The Detroit Lions have fired offensive coordinator Mike Martz and promoted offensive line coach Jim Colleto and wide receivers coach Kippy Brown to run the offense in his place, the team officially announced Thursday.

Detroit named Colleto to replace Martz as offensive coordinator and introduced Brown as the new assistant head coach and passing game coordinator.

"Jim is an excellent football coach," Lions coach Rod Marinelli said Thursday in a statement. "He knows ...

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