Report: Lions re-sign Stephen Tulloch

The biggest piece of unfinished business remaining for the Detroit Lions was to re-sign middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch.

That goal was accomplished this afternoon as the team secured Tulloch with a five-year contract, news first reported by Pro Football Talk.

The deal will help the Lions as they work to overhaul the back seven of the defense, which has been a problem area since coach Jim Schwartz took over. Tulloch was gunning for a major deal and it’s not yet known what kind of money he has received.

The market for linebackers who do not rush the quarterback has been soft. We’re talking feather pillow soft. It’s been a trend lately and other players like Curtis Lofton are experiencing the same issues. Tulloch’s best spot was in Detroit and that’s where he remains.

Now, if the Lions can do something about the beleaguered secondary in the draft, they’ll really be making some process.

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