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  1. Stock Report: UM's Taco Charlton, LSU's Malachi Dupre rising


    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

    strength and use his natural bend more consistently, he could earn comparisons to long-time NFL starting left tackle Jeff Backus . Stock down Des Lawrence, CB, North Carolina: Lawrence passes the eye test at 6-1, 185 pounds and possesses the

  2. Laremy Tunsil leads 2016 NFL Draft's safest picks among OTs


    Mon, 29 Feb 2016

    off, and is willing to block two or three defenders before the whistle blows. I expect him to have at least a solid Jeff Backus -type career. â Follow Chad Reuter on Twitter @chad_reuter . Headlines

  3. Top senior prospects for 2016 draft: Top 50


    Mon, 17 Aug 2015

    of the SEC as a senior, it could lead scouts to draw comparisons between Theus and long-time starting NFL tackle Jeff Backus . College football through the years Take a look at the great players, coaches and teams that have shaped the history

  4. U-Who? Oklahoma, Boston College top contenders for 'OT U' title


    Tue, 9 Jun 2015

    free agent after being released by the St. Louis Rams in March -- had been the first Michigan tackle selected since Jeff Backus and Maurice Williams were first- and second-rounders, respectively, in 2001. Long was once viewed as a star before

  5. Top 10 college football teams of the 1990s


    Fri, 27 Jun 2014

    was laden with NFL talent, featuring three players who played at least a decade in the pro ranks (Steve Hutchinson, Jeff Backus , Jon Jansen). Hutchinson was a first-round pick who went to seven Pro Bowl s. Quarterback Brian Griese threw for

  6. 2013 Emmy Reel: Mock Draft Weekly


    Tue, 14 Jan 2014


    wherever it are gone. You got Jeff Backus where's he finally it would mean to tackle that will. Jeff Backus on on offense alike but I like ..... terrific. For the Lions to replace Jeff Backus over there on the left side. Back

  7. Most Improved for 2013: David DeCastro tops offensive linemen


    Tue, 2 Jul 2013

    effective blocker in pass protection. Of course, Reiff will be hard-pressed to match the consistency and reliability of Jeff Backus -- a career Lion who missed one start in 12 rock-solid seasons before retiring in March -- but the second-year

  8. Riley Reiff adds muscle for Detroit Lions tackle shift


    Sun, 23 Jun 2013

    starters along the front line. Above all stands Riley Reiff , the second-year player who steps in for the retired Jeff Backus at left tackle. Protecting the blind side of quarterback Matthew Stafford is an important task, and Reiff prepared

  9. Jake Scott, Detroit Lions reach one-year contract


    Tue, 4 Jun 2013

    offensive line has been the biggest question mark heading into the offseason, after the team lost both tackles -- Jeff Backus (retirement) and Gosder Cherilus (free agency) -- and cut right guard Stephen Peterson. This news does nothing

  10. Leroy Harris, Detroit Lions reportedly strike contract


    Mon, 3 Jun 2013

    More Columns > The Detroit Lions are working with a revamped offensive line this offseason after losing left tackle Jeff Backus to retirement, right tackle Gosder Cherilus to the Indianapolis Colts and right guard Stephen Peterman to the New York

  11. 'NFL Total Access' recap: How quick will RG3 return to action?


    Fri, 31 May 2013

    possible information before making the best possible decision for them. Hoke said Taylor Lewan spoke with Jake Long and Jeff Backus before deciding to return to Michigan. Who will be 10th QB on 'Top 100'? The 'Top 100' crew discussed which quarterback

  12. Brady Hoke talks Denard Robinson's role with Jaguars


    Thu, 30 May 2013


    some good counsel and scrambling. I think trailer talking to a couple other guys you Jake Long. Being one of them but Jeff Backus who played for us and play with Lions I think. You know he took all those things then and at the same time you know

  13. Ray Lewis, Bruce Arians, Jeff Backus among impact departures


    Tue, 28 May 2013

    Ray Lewis, Bruce Arians, Jeff Backus among impact departures Published: May 22, 2013 at ..... he's no longer around: longtime Detroit Lions left tackle Jeff Backus , who retired this offseason. Picked 18th overall by the Lions

  14. Ziggy Ansah: No contact with Lions since Senior Bowl


    Thu, 25 Apr 2013

    tackles, and even Oklahoma's Lane Johnson , but all three could be gone in the first four picks of the draft. Tackle Jeff Backus retired and Gosder Cherilus signed with the Indianpolis Colts . Ansah may be the backup plan. Follow Kareem Copeland

  15. Live Mock Draft: Lions No. 5


    Wed, 24 Apr 2013


    Williams of the at receiver every year in and out and then now. Which is what and a brilliant knuckles are gone. You got Jeff Backus he finally it would mean to tackle them. Jeff on on offense you I like guys married got a point out of aggression and

  16. 2013 NFL Draft: The perfect strategy for each team to follow


    Tue, 23 Apr 2013

    leaky pass defense, but the need to protect the franchise quarterback is a greater priority following the retirement of Jeff Backus and the free-agent departure of Gosder Cherilus . Their top pick last year, Riley Reiff , can fill one of the spots

  17. Detroit Lions 2013 first-round mock draft


    Wed, 17 Apr 2013

    that Dee Milliner will still be there at No. 5, but getting a left tackle to replace the steady (and now retired) Jeff Backus is a priority. Detroit has to keep QB Matthew Stafford upright and healthy. Daniel Jeremiah No. 5: Eric Fisher

  18. Jason Fox reportedly will sign Detroit Lions' tender


    Mon, 15 Apr 2013

    spent last season as the Lions ' No. 4 offensive tackle, but with the departure of Gosder Cherilus via free agency and Jeff Backus to retirement, the injury-plagued Fox has a chance to win one of the starting tackle jobs. The Lions ' 2012 first

  19. Ten players from 2012 NFL Draft poised for bigger roles


    Sun, 14 Apr 2013

    first-rounder started eight games as a rookie but mostly was limited to jumbo packages as a sixth lineman. Now that Jeff Backus retired and Gosder Cherilus was signed away by the Indianapolis Colts , the coaching staff is leaving the door open

  20. NFL draft questions: Detroit Lions to upgrade offense?


    Sun, 14 Apr 2013

    27, but don't be surprised if the Lions select offensive players again in the early rounds this year. Left tackle Jeff Backus retired after 12 seasons , and right tackle Gosder Cherilus signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an unrestricted free

  21. NFC North draft needs: Manti Te'o could solve Bears' LB issues


    Tue, 9 Apr 2013

    BYU; Dee Milliner , CB, Alabama; Eric Fisher , OT, Central Michigan; Johnthan Banks , CB, Mississippi State. Jeff Backus ' unexpected retirement leaves a void at left tackle. Let's just say right tackle Gosder Cherilus -- er, make that

  22. 'Path to the Draft' live mock draft


    Fri, 5 Apr 2013


    wanted to cover guy I think they really wanted to see. And the back end of where they struggle a lot but guess what Jeff Backus retire the left tackle did yeoman duty for them. Derek Fisher protect the franchise. Quarterback. It's at without

  23. Charles Davis' mock draft


    Fri, 29 Mar 2013


    gotta get a different player gets a on defense you'd better protect Matthew Stafford your franchise quarterback why. Jeff Backus is retired Derek Fisher. Monster monster Senior Bowl week he number five there number six Cleveland Michael Lombardi

  24. Teams that will look to trade their first-round pick


    Thu, 28 Mar 2013


    here five the Detroit Lions have a big decision to make about going defense or offense because guess who just retired. Jeff Backus right right of the Detroit Lions to think about protecting hope. That he step up franchise quarterback I think he makes

  25. NFL free agency enters Day 4; all Friday's news


    Sat, 16 Mar 2013

    during a middle school football game. » After 12 years with the Detroit Lions, where he only missed one start, tackle Jeff Backus retired from the NFL on Thursday. » Check out our nationwide pro day coverage here. » Happy birthday to Denver Broncos