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Lions Bring Back OT Jeff Backus and QB Shaun Hill

The Lions have re-signed veteran offensive tackle Jeff Backus and quarterback Shaun Hill. Both players were re-signed to two-year deals. A first-round pick out of Michigan he 34-year-old Backus has been remarkably durable throughout his 11-year career, starting 177 consecutive regular and post-season games. However, Backus suffered a torn biceps during the Lions’ 45-28 loss […]

Report: Lions Close to Finalizing Extension for Calvin Johnson – Updated

Anwar Richardson is reporting via Twitter that the Lions are nearing the end of the Calvin Johnson extension process.  He reports that the deal would tack on seven years which would keep CJ a Lion for the next eight seasons. The timing of the extension could prove crucial in the Lions’ efforts to retain Jeff […]

Jeff Backus Will Miss Start of Training Camp

Per Tom Kowalski, LT Jeff Backus won’t be ready to go for the start of training camp, but he should be sufficiently recovered to resume practice a week or two into camp.  This is good news for the Lions, especially Matthew Stafford.

Backus Suffers Pectoral Injury During Lockout

The Detroit Free Press reports that Lions LT Jeff Backus suffered a “non-serious” pectoral injury recently during the lockout.  The injury is described as a partially torn pectoral muscle which theoretically shouldn’t be a big issue, but has the potential to be.  The Lions are already thin at tackle with Gosder Cherilus recovering from microfracture […]

2010 Season Breakdown: Offensive Line

No position group is as polarizing amongst Lions’ fans as the offensive line over the last decade.  All throughout the 1990’s when the Lions were perennial playoff contenders they had Pro Bowl players like Lomas Brown, Kevin Glover and Jeff Hartings (Hartings never made a Pro Bowl as a member of the Lions.)  The Lions have […]

Lions Thinking of Moving Jeff Backus From Tackle to Guard

The Detroit News is reporting that Lions GM Martin Mayhew says that the Lions are considering moving Jeff Backus from tackle to guard. If the team does make that move, it could mean that the team will make a run at a tackle with the first overall pick in the draft on April 25th. Could […]

Backus and White Fight at Lions Practice

Lions training camp continued with a fight breaking out between offensive tackle Jeff Backus and defensive end Dewayne White.  The two practice against each other regularly and the incident started yesterday morning when White shoved Backus under the chin while on the rush.  Backus then took White to the ground and started punching him.  Teammates […]