Detroit Lions long snapper Don Muhlbach (48) catches a ball from Bobby Price (47) during training camp at the practice facility in Allen Park, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021.

News Articles

Lions HC on cutting veteran on 40th birthday: ‘That sucks’

Long snapper Don Muhlbach was released by the Lions, and Detroit’s first-year head coach Dan Campbell admitted Thursday the move could have come at a better time.

It was Muhlbach’s 40th birthday Tuesday, the day Campbell announced he would be cut the following day. The second-oldest player in the NFL can no longer make such a distinction. He has 17 seasons of snapping on his resume.

“There’s no way to sugarcoat that. I’m an a——, so that’s about the best way to put it,” Campbell said.

The sharp-tongued Campbell has unapologetically gone to blue material at the podium more than most in his position. But he pointed out the NFL does come with sharp edges. He showed his soft side Tuesday when he announced the transaction.

“I hate it man. This is the hardest time, especially with a player like him,” Campbell said.

Muhlbach played 260 games with the Lions but lost a competition with Scott Daly, who is 28. Only kicker Jason Hanson played more games in a Lions uniform.

“There’s no way around (the business side in the NFL) really,” Campbell said Thursday. “Yeah — you can say there is, but ultimately that falls on me, it’s my fault. And Don’s a hell of a dude. That sucks, but it is what it is.”

–Field Level Media

Field Level Media
Sport Writer & Editor
FLM has a North American focus while tying into regional and hyper-local resources – providing the ability to distribute compelling content through the writing of professional journalists. As the U.S. sports content provider to dozens of digital and print media publishers through strategic partnerships with the likes of Reuters and Nielsen Sports, FLM covers the nuts and bolts with a breaking news desk and game event coverage.

Sportsbooks

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Rated 5/5

Upcoming Games

Aug 11th, 7:00 PM

NY Giants +2 -110

New England -2 -110

@

Aug 11th, 7:30 PM

Tennessee +2.5 -110

Baltimore -2.5 -110

@

Aug 12th, 6:00 PM

Atlanta +2.5 -115

Detroit -2.5 -115

@

Aug 12th, 7:00 PM

Cleveland +1.5 -110

Jacksonville -1.5 -110

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

NY Jets +1.5 -115

Philadelphia -1.5 -115

@

Aug 12th, 7:30 PM

Arizona +2.5 -110

Cincinnati -2.5 -110

@

Aug 12th, 8:30 PM

Green Bay +3 -110

San Francisco -3 -110

@

Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City +1 -110

Chicago -1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -110

Washington -2.5 -110

@

Aug 13th, 4:00 PM

Indianapolis +3.5 -110

Buffalo -3.5 -110

@

Aug 13th, 7:00 PM

Seattle +3 -110

Pittsburgh -3 -110

@

Aug 13th, 7:30 PM

Miami -1 -110

Tampa Bay +1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 8:00 PM

New Orleans -1 -110

Houston +1 -110

@

Aug 13th, 9:00 PM

Dallas +2 -110

Denver -2 -110

@

Aug 13th, 10:00 PM

LA Rams +2.5 -110

LA Chargers -2.5 -110

@

Aug 14th, 4:25 PM

Minnesota +2.5 -110

Las Vegas -2.5 -110

@

Aug 18th, 8:00 PM

Chicago

Seattle

@