Even retired, former left tackle Jeff Backus is an anchor for the Detroit Lions’ offensive line.
Jeff Backus has rejoined the Detroit Lions in a new capacity.
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.
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.
A few people on Twitter throw their hands in the air at the retirement of Jeff Backus.
According to the Detroit Lions Twitter account, 12-year NFL and Detroit Lions veteran Jeff Backus is retiring.
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is inactive against the Houston Texans, ending his 186-game starting streak.
Riley Reiff was one of the last players to leave the field Tuesday at Detroit’s practice facility.
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.
Detroit offensive tackle Jeff Backus has left Sunday’s game against Green Bay with a hamstring injury and will not return.