The Lions fired head coach Jim Caldwell on Monday morning and they have started putting together a list of candidates to replace him.

Albert Breer of reports that the team has requested an interview with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they’ve done the same with Panthers defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Steve Wilks. Any interview with Wilks will have to wait until after this week with the Panthers preparing to play the Saints in the Wild Card round.

Vrabel just finished his first year running the defense in Houston.