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The Silly Season Begins: Garrett Interests Detroit & Maybe Cleveland

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Dallas OC Jason Garrett was granted permission to speak to the Detroit Lions about their head coaching vacancy.  Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo and Titans DC Jim Schwartz are also top candidates for the job, though they cannot yet interview with the Lions.  Redskins secondary coach Jerry Gray will also interview for the job. 

-- If the Lions want Spagnuolo, they will have to outbid the Jets and the Browns, who are also very interested in him.

-- Garrett is also a possible candidate for the Cleveland Browns, though owner Randy Lerner is focused on landing a GM, after Bill Cowher turned him down.  Patriots personnel honcho Scott Pioli is the hot name here. 

-- The Rams interviewed Packers assistant Winston Moss today and will also interview Vikings DC Leslie Frazier and Ravens DC Rex Ryan, when they become available.  They have already ruled out Spagnuolo and Patriots OC Josh McDaniel, claiming they are too expensive.