Found March 21, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The Detroit Lions have been relatively quite during this 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy. However, the Lions made some leaps and took a more assertive approach on Tuesday. Photo Credit: In addition to scheduling a visit for defensive end Everette Brown, the Lions also signed cornerback Jacob Lacey, re-signed Andre Fluellen and brought back star linebacker Stephen Tulloch on a five-year extension. Stephen Tulloch was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round (116th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.  Tulloch collected five pass deflections, three sacks, two interceptions and led the Lions with 111 tackles last season. He joined Detroit last summer on a one-year contract and reunited with Jim Schwartz.  The 5-11, 240-pound middle linebacker tested the waters on the open market as an unrestricted free agent, but received the long-term deal he was hoping for from Detroit. Entering his seventh season in the NFL, Tulloch, 27, has amassed 568 tackles, 7.5 sacks and four...

Detroit Lions re-sign Tulloch among others

The Detroit Lions announced today that the club has resigned linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal.  The details haven’t been announced, but the contract is believed to be worth around $40 million according to the Lions official website. This deal ultimately marks the end of relevant free agency signings for Detroit, as this move leaves them with little cap room. The...

Lions re-sign DT Fluellen, free agent CB Lacey

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have re-signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to a one-year contract. The team confirmed the move Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed. Fluellen has played in 51 games over four seasons with the Lions. Detroit drafted him in the third round of the 2008 NFL draft and he started five games combined in his first two seasons. He has played...

Tulloch, Lions happy together

ALLEN PARK, Mich. There was a decided lack of drama in contract negotiations between the Lions and middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch that eventually led to Tulloch re-signing with a 5-year contract. Tulloch wanted to return to the Lions. The Lions wanted him back. All it took was time not hand-wringing or name-calling to get a deal done. Eight days a lifetime for many during...

Are Lions redeemed after Saints' Bountygate?

Roughly four months ago, on the heels of Ndamukong Suh’s suspension, the Lions became vilified and labeled with such tags as ‘undisciplined’ and ‘reckless’ after being heavily penalized in a nationally televised contest against the Saints. Mike Mady asks: Who's the villain now?

Lions lock up Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal

According to Mike Florio of, the Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal.  We don’t have the specifics of the contract at this time. The Lions had been working really hard to lock up Tulloch who had a very good season in 2011 with 111 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions.  

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Superstar talent, practice-squad ego

ALLEN PARK, Mich. It is hard not to be impressed by Calvin Johnson. Everything about the star wide receiver is big big body, big catches, big smile, big contract. The image Johnson has portrayed to the public on and off the field in his five seasons with the Lions has been that of a superstar performer and consummate professional who is big in every way, with one exception - he...
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