Jeff Backus

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)

Long-Time Tackle Still Helpful To Lions’ O-Line

Even retired, former left tackle Jeff Backus is an anchor for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line.

CBS Detroit–06/12/2013

DETROIT, MI - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Jeff Backus of the Detroit Lions poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Backus Rejoins Lions As Part-Time Coaching Intern

Jeff Backus has rejoined the Detroit Lions in a new capacity.

97.1 The Ticket–05/29/2013

10 JUN 2001: Bobby Higginson #4 of the Detroit Tigers takes postion in left field at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Milwaukee won the game, 8-3. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Tom Pidgeon/ALLSPORT

Who Is Detroit’s Biggest Loser?

As soon as I heard the news that Jeff Backus is calling it quits after 12 years with the Lions, I immediately started to wonder if he is Detroit’s biggest loser.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2013

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 12:  Louis Delmas #26 of the Detroit Lions leaves the field celebrating a 7-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers on December 12, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Needs The Lions Still Need To Address In Free Agency And NFL Draft

Especially considering the loss of Cliff Avril in free agency, the Lions desperately need a speed pass rusher from the outside on their defensive line.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2013

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Backus’ Retirement Erases Yesterday’s Gains

A few people on Twitter throw their hands in the air at the retirement of Jeff Backus.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2013

DETROIT, MI - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Jeff Backus of the Detroit Lions poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Detroit Lions Jeff Backus Set To Retire

According to the Detroit Lions Twitter account, 12-year NFL and Detroit Lions veteran Jeff Backus is retiring.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2013

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chris Cook #31 of the Minnesota Vikings breaks up a fight between Jeff Backus #76 of the Detroit Lions and Jared Allen #69 of the Vikings 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)

Lions List Backus Inactive, Ending 186-Game Streak

Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is inactive against the Houston Texans, ending his 186-game starting streak.

97.1 The Ticket–11/22/2012

ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 12: Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions gets instructions during a rookie mini camp at the Detroit Lions Headquarters and Training Facility on May 12, 2012 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions’ Rookie Reiff On The Spot With Backus Ailing

Riley Reiff was one of the last players to leave the field Tuesday at Detroit’s practice facility.

97.1 The Ticket–11/21/2012

Jeff Backus

Jeff Backus: Over A Decade Of Being Decent

Jeff Backus’ starting streak may end this week, and his career is nearing its end as well. Here is a brief look at the long, but mostly unremarkable, career of Backus.

11/20/2012

Jeff Backus #76 of the Detroit Lions blocks Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images/Daniel Jonathan)

Detroit’s Backus Leaves With Hamstring Injury

Detroit offensive tackle Jeff Backus has left Sunday’s game against Green Bay with a hamstring injury and will not return.

97.1 The Ticket–11/18/2012

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