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For Lions' O, something missing - just like Bears'
started just seven games, and six of those as a second tight end. He has not been able to unseat 12-year veteran Jeff Backus or right tackle Gosder Cherilus. Efforts to find a running back to complement Staffords passing netted nothing from
Lions leave WR Titus Young inactive against Colts
and was deactivated for the team's last game against Houston on Thanksgiving. The Lions will start left tackle Jeff Backus after he missed the previous game with a hamstring injury, ending his 186-game starting streak.
Lions list Backus inactive, ending 186-game streak
DETROIT (AP) Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is inactive against the Houston Texans, ending his 186-game starting streak. Rookie Riley Reiff replaced Backus at left tackle
Detroit's Backus leaves with hamstring injury
DETROIT (AP) Detroit offensive tackle Jeff Backus has left Sunday's game against Green Bay with a hamstring injury and will not return. Backus did not start Detroit's first
Titans' LT Michael Roos ruled out vs Colts
day of practice Friday after having his appendix removed on Monday. His streak had been second only to Detroit's Jeff Backus among active offensive tackles. Coach Mike Munchak says they won't take any risks with the 6-foot-7, 320-pound
Immediate impact possible from all No. 1s in NFC North
Detroit Lions in a Monday night game--word out of Detroit is that Iowa tackle Reilly Reiff is going to push starters Jeff Backus (left) and Gosder Cherilus (right). Carlos Monarrez over at the Detroit Free Press reports that Reiff who gives
2012 draft redux -- another look around the NFC North
in the next season or two: Detroit Lions The Lions picked Iowa tackle Riley Reiff No. 1 as a projected successor to Jeff Backus at left tackle. Reiffs stock dropped precipitously leading up to the draft, in part because the evaluations were that
CSN Mock Draft, Pick 23: G Cordy Glenn
star in QB Matt Stafford but has had a hard time keeping him healthy behind a suspect offensive line. Left tackle Jeff Backus tore his biceps muscle in the playoff loss to the Saints but should be recovered by training camp. Regardless, Backus
NFL Draft Review: Seymour and Light, 2001
Brees at Purdue. He was rated by NFL Draft Scout as the fourth best OT out of 31 and Leonard Davis, Kenyatta Walker, Jeff Backus and Maurice Williams were all taken before him. The Patriots also drafted Kenyatta Jones (later released after dumping
Lions likely to address 'D'
price, and theyve got more money to spend than do the Lions. Unstated were any concerns over the age of left tackle Jeff Backus , turning 35, a fixture since he arrived in 2001, or center Dominic Raiola, who was selected a round after Backus