Free agency has come and gone, as has the draft.
Caputo: 3 Reasons The Lions Shouldn’t Select An Offensive Tackle With Their 1st Round NFL Draft Pick
So longtime left tackle Jeff Backus has retired.
Reports trickled out on Monday that the Lions were in the discussion for former All Pro defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
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.
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.
The Detroit Lions may have a formidable defensive line, but they have struggled in the secondary for years, particularly at cornerback. Why is the team seemingly not addressing this year in and year out?
Like most NFL rookies, Riley Reiff’s training camp improvement has been slow, but steady.
The Detroit Lions have signed first-round draft pick Riley Reiff.
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