Jim Caldwell's tenure with the Detroit Lions is over.
The team announced early Monday morning that general manager Bob Quinn informed Caldwell that he will not be returning as head coach.
The news doesn't come as a surprise after the Lions lost hope for the playoffs by laying an egg in Cincinnati in Week 16.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that Caldwell's contract extension signed earlier in 2017 was for one year with options down the road, simply avoiding a lame-duck year. The contract nuance allowed the Lions to walk away from Caldwell after the season with minimal penalty.