Reports surfaced Tuesday night about the Lions' interest in Seattle assistant head coach Tom Cable for their head coaching vacancy, but today there are reports denying he was ever a candidate.

Welcome to the crazy, rumor-filled search for an NFL head coach.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the Lions’ front office was doing background work on Cable and talked about him with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll.

The Lions fired Jim Schwartz Monday after a 29-51 record and one playoff game in five seasons.