Stephen Tulloch says he’ll be back in Detroit
Posted by Josh Alper on March 5, 2015, 1:01 PM EST
Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch said recently that he was hopeful that he would remain with the Lions in 2015 despite his torn ACL in 2014 and a $5.8 million cap hit that some thought might be prohibitive.
Tulloch has learned the answer to that question and it’s the one he said he wanted. The nine-year veteran announced on Instagram Thursday that he will return to the Lions for a fifth season.
“Let’s put all the questions and speculations to rest. I will be back in Detroit for my 10th season this year. I appreciate the Lions organization for believing in me and having the confidence that I’ll be back to the player that I’ve always been. Trust and know I grind hard everyday and will hit the field running when its time to suit up.”
Let’s hope he didn’t celebrate the news too boisterously.
Had the Lions opted to use the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, things may have played out differently for Tulloch. The Lions didn’t go that expensive route, however, and it seems that a healthy Tulloch will be part of the defensive mix regardless of how the defensive line looks in front of him in 2015.http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... n-detroit/