(WXYZ) - The search for the next Lions head coach continues to take shape.
After the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the San Diego Chargers, Detroit reportedly asked for permission to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
The story was first reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Gruden, the brother of ESPN broadcaster and former NFL head coach Jon Gruden, has worked with quarterback Andy Dalton as Cincinnati's offensive coordinator since 2011.
He took an unorthodox path to the NFL, winning four Arena League championships as a quarterback before capturing two more as a head coach.