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Negotiations Ongoing With Backus

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MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions is pursued by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings as Jeff Backus #76 of the Lions defends during the second half at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 24-10.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS – SEPTEMBER 26: Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions is pursued by Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings as Jeff Backus #76 of the Lions defends during the second half at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 24-10. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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–Left tackle Jeff Backus’ agent Pat Dye said he had a productive meeting with general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand at the Combine.

“We had a positive discussion,” he said. “We’ll probably be reconvening here in the near future and we’ll see where it goes.”

Backus has started a franchise record 176 straight games, but he will be 34 next season and is coming off a year where he tore a chest muscle before camp and tore his biceps in the playoff loss to New Orleans.

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