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Stephen Tulloch to be starting MLB when he returns
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) The Lions' Stephen Tulloch will start at middle linebacker again once he returns from the torn ACL he suffered Week 3 last year, reports MLive.com. "He's highly experienced and highly productive," coach Jim Caldwell told the website. "And he's a great leader."
Tulloch, 30, is progressing well in his rehab, the report said, but it's unclear when he'll return. Tulloch had 135 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 2013, his last full season.
Tahir Whitehead likely will fill in until Tulloch returns. Whitehead had 86 tackles and two interceptions last year.
Lions LB Stephen Tulloch: I will be back in Detroit in 2015
|(3/5/15) Linebacker Stephen Tulloch took to Instagram on Thursday to announce his intentions of returning to the Lions' roster in 2015, which will mark his 10th season in the NFL.
"Lets put all the questions and speculations to rest. I will be back in Detroit for my 10th season this year," Tulloch wrote. "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."
Tulloch spent five years with the Titans prior to joining the Lions in 2011. He played in only three games last year after tearing his ACL while celebrating a sack of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Stephen Tulloch unsure of future with Lions
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Lions LB Stephen Tulloch isn't sure whether he'll be back with the team next season.
Tulloch is scheduled to make $4.8 million in 2015, and the Lions could save $3.2 million against the cap by releasing him.
So far, this offsesason, the team has not communicated its plans to Tulloch. ""I haven't heard anything about what's going on, my agent hasn't heard anything," Tulloch told Sirius XM radio. "We're just preparing to report, April 20th, accordingly to the mail we've received for the offseason program. It's out of my control.
Tulloch has recovered from the ACL tear that ended his season three weeks in. "I'm way ahead of schedule and I feel great," Tulloch said. "I was telling a friend of mine yesterday, it's crazy how you feel stronger than you did previously, before the surgery."
Lions' Stephen Tulloch progressing from ACL surgery
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch said he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery, reports FOXSports.com.
Tulloch said he was way ahead of schedule and feeling stronger since undergoing the surgery. Tulloch tore his ACL during a post-play celebration in September.
Stephen Tulloch out for season due to knee injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(9/22/14) Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL Sunday against the Packers. Tulloch was injured during a post-play celebration.
|Stephen Tulloch might lose some opportunities to rack up tackles because of the addition of linebacker Kyle Van Noy, but he ultimately should remain productive. He posted over 110 total tackles for the fifth straight season and could do it a sixth year so long as the other Lions linebackers don't take away too many of his opportunities. Tulloch is the perfect under-the-radar Fantasy player and should be considered a good enough No. 2 Fantasy LB worth a mid-round choice.
(Updated 4/30/14) |