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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 23:19:00 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Jason Fox (groin) left the game Sunday, Sept. 8, against the Minnesota Vikings because of a groin injury. Detroit is trying to replace both starting tackles from last season after OT Jeff Backus retired and OT Gosder Cherilus left via free agency. Fox and 2012 first-round draft pick Riley Reiff are expected to play bigger roles this year. No further details were available about his condition. Corey Hilliard would be next in line if Fox cannot play in future games.
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:01:48 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus has decided to retire from professional football.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:47:03 -0800
The Detroit Lions could elect to part with TE Tony Scheffler is they need more salary cap space, although there is no indication this has been considered. OT Jeff Backus also could be an attractive candidate to cut for salary-cap reasons.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:14:32 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus may be more willing to return next season since C Dominic Raiola restructured his contract and is expected to return. Backus is considering retirement this offseson.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:48:50 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he is cautiously optimistic LT Jeff Backus and PK Jason Hanson will return in 2013.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:12:05 -0800
Detroit Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is likely to be a salary cap casualty this offseason. OG Rob Sims is the only secure starter on the offensive line, and OT Gosder Cherilus will become a free agent. OT Jeff Backus has a year left on his contract, but the team isn't rushing to make a decision on him. OG Riley Reiff will start somewhere in 2013. OT Jason Fox, if he's re-signed, should see a good shot to play at tackle next season.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:35:54 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said there is no timetable for when OT Jeff Backus needs to make a decision about his future. He said Backus has earned the right to take his time.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 17:04:47 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring), CBs Chris Houston (ankle) and Jacob Lacey (foot, Achilles') and DT Nick Fairley (quadriceps) are all expected to play in Week 14.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:23:04 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Nick Fairley (quadriceps), CB Chris Houston (ankle), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, Achilles') and DT Corey Williams (knee) are questionable for Week 14. Delmas and Williams did not practice Friday, Dec. 7, while the others were limited.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:42:53 -0800
Detroit Lions T Jeff Backus (hamstring), T Gosder Cherilus (knee), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (ankle), DE Lawrence Jackson (concussion) and CB Jacob Lacey (foot, Achilles') all were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.
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