Detroit Lions Sign Stephen Tulloch


Profootballtalk.com and the Freep are reporting that the Detroit Lions have signed Stephen Tulloch to contract Sunday morning.  Tulloch, a fourth round draft pick in the 2006 NFL draft, was an unrestricted free agent middle linebacker from Tennessee. [update: the agreement is a one-year deal at $3.25 million]

With the signing, it is expected that DeAndre Levy will move to the outside position.  It is not known what impact this has on the Nick Barnett visit, expected to take place today in Allen Park.  I highly doubt the Lions will sign both, so we will have to wait and see if Barnett cancels the trip. 

Most likely the planned visit by Barnett to the Lions, along with Tulloch’s former team signing Barrett Ruud, forced Tulloch into (finally!) making a decision.

With Justin Durant, DeAndre Levy, and now Stephen Tulloch, the Lions linebacker situation seems to have sorted its way out.    Now, about those cornerbacks…

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  • mattverhage

    With Tulloch, Durant and Levy penciled in as starters, is it safe to assume that Palmer, Carpenter and Follett will be LB4, LB5 and LB6, and if that’s the case, which of those three might line up at MLB with the 2nd team? I assume that Ekejiuba makes the final roster as a special teams specialist, and that Campbell and Hogue move to the practice squad. Thoughts?

    • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

      Off the top of my head, that sounds about right. Bobby Carpenter hasn’t been re-signed yet but it sounds like he could be soon. I’m not sure how they’ll run their second team defense since Levy would be the second MLB on the depth chart despite being a starter on the outside.

  • ClintRobinson

    Wow…You were the first in the area to report this…nice job! A like the signing…havnt been able to watch him that much. My only concern is his cover abilites…I have heard that it is a weakness of his…a definite upgrade to what we have are him and durant. Nice reporting I was looking all over to see if the signed him yet