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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 NFL free-agency -- after the signing period began on March 13, the Lions and Tulloch got what both sides wanted signing Tulloch to a long-term contract that will keep him in Detroit as a valuable member of the defense.
It was clear that I wanted to be here, and clear that the organization wanted me, Tulloch said at a press conference at the teams headquarters on Thursday.
Theres no feeling like knowing youre wanted. To have that feeling and to know they were behind me, its a no-brainer.
Tulloch agreed to terms on Tuesday, signed on Wednesday, and had his press conference on Thursday.
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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.
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According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, 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.
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