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…