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Detroit Lions Re-Sign Their Only Pro Bowl Free Agent


The Detroit Lions have re-signed Don Muhlbach, their only free agent that went to the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season.

What does it take to get selected to the Pro Bowl as a long snapper? Going through an entire season unnoticed is a good start. That’s exactly what Don Muhlbach did last season and he got a free trip to Hawaii as a result.

A long snapper might sounds like a throwaway position on an NFL roster but Muhlbach is one of the best. Tim Twentyman broke down just how good Jason Hanson has been on kicks following a Muhlbach snap with this tweet:

Hanson is still kicking well despite being the oldest player in the league. He converted on a higher percentage of field goals last season than his career average and the solid snapping of Muhlbach plays a part in that success.

This isn’t a signing that will move the needle for the Lions on or off the field like Reggie Bush did yesterday, but this is a solid and necessary move just the same.

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