Stephen Tulloch LB DET 3 months ago

Tulloch is surprisingly still on the Lions' roster, MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tulloch carries a $7.3 million cap hit for the final year of his contract, with $500,000 coming in the form of a roster bonus that kicks in either Sunday or Monday. He said last month that his time in Detroit is coming to an end, suggesting that he expects to be released. The Lions may just be waiting until the last second to make the transaction official, but it's also possible that Tulloch could accept a pay cut to stay in Detroit. Either way, his longstanding IDP utility will be in danger, as the Lions recently re-signed Tahir Whitehead on a two-year, $8 million deal and told him he'd compete for the starting middle linebacker job. Tulloch has an impressive track record, but he's 31 years old and coming off a down season in which he only played 69 percent of Detroit's defensive snaps. Be it in Detroit or elsewhere, he's probably best suited for a two-down role or backup job at this stage in his career. Whitehead, however, could emerge as a top IDP option if he earns an every-down role at middle linebacker.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 3 months ago

The Lions don't intend to retain Tulloch for the 2016 season, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tulloch has logged complete campaigns in four of five years with the Lions, with an ACL tear in 2014 the only injury that's spurred absences during his 10-year career. However, at 31 years old, he isn't a part of the plans under new general manager Bob Quinn, leaving him free to search out cozier confines. After posting 100-plus tackles in six of the past seven seasons, Tulloch shouldn't be lacking for opportunities to play in 2016.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 11 months ago1 Comment

Tulloch is expected to be ready for training camp after tearing his ACL in Week 3 of the 2014 season, the Lions' official site reports.

The recovery process continues for Tulloch, as he was limited in OTAs and minicamp this offseason. The 30-year-old should be a participant in some capacity at training camp, however, and is expected to start at middle linebacker to begin the 2015 campaign. In the three games he saw the field last season, Tulloch recorded 20 tackles and two sacks.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 2 years ago3 Comments

Tulloch tore his ACL on Sunday and is out for the season, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

With Tulloch -- who suffered the injury Sunday while celebrating a sack -- out for the year, look for fellow linebackers DeAndre Levy and Tahir Whitehead to see added opportunities in the Lions' defense going forward.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 2 years ago

Tulloch was removed from Sunday's game against the Packers with a knee injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. He returned to the Detroit sideline in street clothes and appears to be done for the day.

Tulloch recorded a sack of Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter but paid a hefty price for it, coming up lame after he leaped to celebrate the takedown. The Lions should have more information regarding the extent of his injury after the game.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 2 years ago

Tulloch made eight tackles, six solo, in Monday's win against the Giants.

Tulloch, who has five-straight season of 100 or more tackles, didn't lead the Lions in stops, that was DeAndre Levy,but had a productive day nonetheless.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 2 years ago

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch has topped triple-digit total tackles in each of his last five seasons.

The underrated Tulloch was rock solid for the Lions last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 inside linebacker out of of 55 qualifiers. Tulloch is a high floor, low ceiling LB2 option for those in IDP circles.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 3 years ago

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch revealed he played the entire 2013 season through knee tendinitis.

"Probably one of the hardest years I had to deal with in my career playing through injuries," said Tulloch, who now claims he's feeling "the best I've felt in a long time ... like night and day." Tulloch still racked up 112 tackles and six pass breakups. Improved health should help Tulloch's range this season.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 4 years ago

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch has been a full participant in training camp.

Tulloch was held off the statsheet in Detroit's preseason opener, but he got the start after dealing with some knee tendinitis during June minicamp. Consider him fine going forward. Tulloch was the Lions' leading 2011 tackler with 111.

Stephen Tulloch LB DET 4 years ago

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (left knee tendinitis) isn't participating in this week's minicamp.

Tulloch couldn't put any weight on his left leg as recently as two weeks ago, but has insisted the issue is "nothing major." The odds are increasing that Tulloch won't be ready for the beginning of camp.