The Detroit Lions have reached a deal to keep linebacker Stephen Tulloch for another five years, allowing the team to cross another priority off their to-do list this offseason.
The Detroit Lions have two free agents that the fans want back on the team in the 2012 season, Jeff Backus and Stephen Tulloch.
President Tom Lewand sounded an optimistic tone during Super Bowl week when discussing the re-signing of the team’s vital free agents – defensive end Cliff Avril, middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch, cornerback Eric Wright and left tackle Jeff Backus.
MLB Stephen Tulloch accused the Falcons’ offensive line of taking cheap shots at several of the Lions’ defensive linemen. “If you watch the film, look across the Falcons’ offensive line, they are late, cheap-shot guys who have been doing it ever since I’ve been playing against them,” he said.
The Detroit Lions, like the rest of the NFL, had to act quickly in free agency during the lockout-shortened offseason.
GM Martin Mayhew was able to sign linebackers Stephen Tulloch and Justin Durant for $3.25 million and $3 million, respectively. Tulloch and cornerback Eric Wright were both signed to one-year deals.
GM Martin Mayhew was able to sign linebackers Stephen Tulloch and Justin Durant for $3.25 million and $3 million, respectively.
The linebacker reached a one-year free-agent deal with Detroit over the weekend, and was in his new No. 55 jersey in time for Monday morning’s practice.
“Tulloch would add a little more speed,” safety Louis Delmas said when asked about him last week.
Stephen Tulloch is not Ray Lewis. Justin Durant has little in common with Clay Matthews. Eric Wright reminds no one of Charles Woodson.