Lions interim coach Darrell Bevell won’t coach vs. Bucs due to COVID-19 protocols

The Detroit Lions’ interim to the interim coach will take charge Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that interim Darrell Bevell won’t coach Saturday after being deemed a high-risk close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, per sources informed of the situation.

Bevell becomes the first head coach to miss a game due to COVID-19 protocols.

Rapoport added that wide receivers coach Robert Prince will fill in for Bevell on game day as the interim-interim coach, per a source. Without Bevell, who is also the offensive coordinator, quarterback coach Sean Ryan will call offensive plays.

The Lions have gone 1-2 with Bevell in charge after firing Matt Patricia following Week 12.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions kick off from Ford Field on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, airing exclusively on NFL Network.

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