Jeff Backus

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Tight end Tony Scheffler #85 of the Detroit Lions carries the ball as teammate Jeff Backus #76 prepares to block against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on September 26, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 24-10. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jeff Backus Has Critics, But He’s Big For Lions

The Lions signed left tackle Jeff Backus to a reported two-year, $10 million contract, which means two things

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2012

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 25:  Shaun Hill #14 of the Detroit Lions runs for a first down as Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots gives chase during the game at Ford Field on November 25, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Backus, Hill Reportedly Returning To Lions

A report on the Detroit Lions’ website says offensive tackle Jeff Backus and backup quarterback Shaun Hill have agreed to two-year contracts to stay with the team.

97.1 The Ticket–03/19/2012

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 30:  Running back Knowshon Moreno #27 of the Denver Broncos tries to escape the grasp of linebacker Stephen Tulloch #55 of the Detroit Lions at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 30, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 45-10. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Which Lions Player Would You Rather Have Back?

The Detroit Lions have two free agents that the fans want back on the team in the 2012 season, Jeff Backus and Stephen Tulloch.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2012

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)

Negotiations Ongoing With Backus

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.

97.1 The Ticket–03/05/2012

Head Coach Jim Schwartz talks with quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions during a game against the New Orleans Saints to score a touchdown at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Saints defeated the Lions 31-17.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Pat Caputo: Offensive Left Tackle Must Be A Priority For The Lions In This Draft

There has been this angst among Lions fans whether they will be able to re-sign potential free agent defensive end Cliff Avril.

97.1 The Ticket–02/29/2012

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Jim Schwartz Joins Karsch And Anderson

Lions’ Head Coach Jim Schwartz, appearing on today’s Karsch and Anderson show, answering a question about the struggles the offensive line.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2011

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)

Backus Struggled Against Atlanta

Jeff Backus’ 163rd straight start will not be going on his career highlight reel – especially not the final drive in regulation.

97.1 The Ticket–09/27/2011

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 LT Backus Returns To Practice

The Detroit Lions activated left tackle Jeff Backus on Sunday and the 11-year veteran practiced with the team for the first time this season.

97.1 The Ticket–08/22/2011

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)

Report: Lions’ Backus Suffered Pectoral Injury

Detroit Lions left tackle Jeff Backus suffered a left pectoral injury during the lockout and might not be ready for the start of training camp, according to the Detroit Free Press.

97.1 The Ticket–07/21/2011

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