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Lions | Jason Fox sidelined with groin issues

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.

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Lions | Jeff Backus retires

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:01:48 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus has decided to retire from professional football.

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Lions | Tony Scheffler could still be let go

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.

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Lions | Teammate may affect Jeff Backus' decision

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.

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Lions | Optimistic two will return

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.

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Lions | Kyle Vanden Bosch likely to be cap casualty

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.

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Lions | No timetable for Jeff Backus' decision

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.

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Lions | Several expected to play

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.

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Lions | Six questionable

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.

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Lions | Six limited in practice

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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Lions | Two limited in practice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:48:34 -0800

Detroit Lions T Jeff Backus (hamstring) and DT Nick Fairley (quadriceps) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Lions | Jeff Backus likely a game-time decision

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 07:04:19 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) appears as if he will be a game-time decision for Week 13. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he might wait until Sunday, Dec. 2, to decide who starts at left tackle. OT Riley Reiff would get the nod if Backus is unable to go.

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Lions | Five questionable

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:57:25 -0800

Detroit Lions S Louis Delmas (knee), DT Corey Williams (knee), OT Jeff Backus (hamstring), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee) and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (neck) are questionable for Week 13. Delmas and Williams did not practice Friday, Nov. 30, Backus and Lacey were limited and Vanden Bosch practiced in full.

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Lions | Eight limited

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:19:06 -0800

Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (ankle), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, knee), LB Ashlee Palmer (thumb), OG Rob Sims (hamstring), DE Cliff Avril (back), OT Jeff Backus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee) and DT Corey Williams (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Lions | Jeff Backus hopes to return

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:45:44 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) hopes to return in Week 13 after ending his 186 consecutive games played mark when he sat out in Week 12. OT Riley Reiff, who started in Backus' place, was back working with the second team.

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Lions | Jeff Backus back at practice

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:51:31 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Nov. 29, and worked with the first-team offense.

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Lions | Five miss practice

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:38:15 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (back), OT Jeff Backus (hamstring), S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Jonte Green (illness) and DT Corey Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Lions | Jeff Backus not practicing

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 08:49:39 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Lions | Riley Reiff to start

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:58:00 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff will start in the team's Week 12 game in place of OT Jeff Backus (hamstring).

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Lions | Long streak ends for Jeff Backus

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:34:32 -0800

Updating a previous item, Week 12 will mark the first game Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) has missed in his football career, both in the NFL and college. Backus entered the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman at the University of Michigan in 1997 and had since started the past 236 consecutive games for his team.

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Lions | Week 12 Inactives

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:07:22 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus, DT Corey Williams, CB Jacob Lacey, WR Titus Young, OT Corey Hilliard, QB Kellen Moore and DL Ronnell Lewis have been ruled inactive for Week 12.

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Lions | Jeff Backus out for Week 12

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:41:27 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) will not play in Week 12, ending his streak of 186 games played.

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Lions | Jeff Backus doubtful

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:01:16 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21, and is doubtful for Week 12.

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Lions | Riley Reiff ready for starting task

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:03:35 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff said he is ready to start at left tackle in Week 12 if OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) is unable to go. "I'm ready to go," Reiff said. "Any time you get on the field, you gain a little bit more knowledge, a little more experience." Backus did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 20, and his status for the game is in serious doubt.

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Lions | Riley Reiff likely to start

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 04:32:20 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff is expected to start for OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) in Week 12. Backus did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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Lions | Two miss practice

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:19:44 -0800

Detroit Lions T Jeff Backus (hamstring) and CB Drayton Florence (concussion) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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Lions | Riley Reiff sees more time

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:47:59 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff played most of the final three quarters in Week 11 after OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) left the game with a hamstring ailment. Backus' streak of 186 straight starts will be in jeopardy in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 22. Reiff was called for two holding penalties, and the Green Bay Packers loaded his side of the line frequently.

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Lions | Jeff Backus considered doubtful

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:24:49 -0800

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he doubts OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) will be able to play Week 12 after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 11.

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Lions | Jeff Backus could miss Week 12

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:20:37 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) could be in jeopardy of missing the team's Week 12 game, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.

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Lions | Jeff Backus injures hamstring

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:22:12 -0800

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) left the game early Week 11 because of a hamstring injury and is considered questionable to return.

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Lions | Jeff Backus added to injury report

Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:30:18 -0800

The Detroit Lions said Saturday, Nov. 10, that OT Jeff Backus (finger) was added to the Week 10 injury report for the game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a finger injury. He is listed as probable to play.

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Lions | Nick Fairley limping

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:09:22 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley (undisclosed) was limping around during practice Tuesday, Aug. 14, but head coach Jim Schwartz said it wasn't related to Fairley's foot injury last year. DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee), OT Jeff Backus (back), LB Stephen Tulloch (knee), DTs Corey Williams (undisclosed) and Sammie Hill (back) and RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring) sat out of practice.

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Lions | Jeff Backus returns to practice

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:19:24 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (thumb) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 2, but still has the cast on his thumb and wore protective covering over it.

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Lions | Three players miss practice

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:07:32 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), OT Jeff Backus (thumb) and FS Drew Coleman (groin) did not participate in practice Monday, July 30.

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Lions | Jeff Backus does not know when he will return

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:25:16 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (thumb) sat out practice Sunday, July 29, and had a brace on his injured thumb. He said he is not sure when he will return to practice but is not worried about the injury.

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Lions | Jeff Backus injured

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:51:07 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (thumb) suffered a thumb injury during practice Saturday, July 28. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he is not sure how severe the injury is at this point.

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Lions | Stephen Peterman appears to lead RG battle

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:18:18 -0700

Detroit Lions OG Stephen Peterman looks to have a leg up in the battle for the starting right guard job, although it will definitely be determined during training camp and the preseason games. It is possible, however, that if OT Riley Reiff does not take over at left tackle for OT Jeff Backus or right tackle for Gosder Cherilus, he could challenge Peterman at RG.

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Lions | Jeff Backus helping rookie

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:08:19 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus has been helping OT Riley Reiff during organized team activities this offseason.

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Lions | Jeff Backus says he is on schedule

Fri, 04 May 2012 11:30:43 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (biceps) said he is on schedule in his recovery from offseason biceps surgery. He is not sure if he will participate in the organized team activities but hopes to be fully recovered by training camp.

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Lions | Riley Reiff was best player available approach

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:30:13 -0700

Detroit Lions rookie OT Riley Reiff, the team's first-round draft pick, should be a cornerstone on the offensive line for years to come. He will be given every opportunity to succeed in his rookie season and is expected to come in to compete immediately. He may not, however, replace LT Jeff Backus right away. The selection of Reiff wasn't a knock against Backus, but the reality is their veteran tackle is getting older and they need to protect QB Matthew Stafford long term.

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Lions | Jeff Backus expected to be ready for camp

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:38:54 -0700

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said OT Jeff Backus (biceps) is expected to be able to fully participate when training camp starts.

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Lions | Financials for Jeff Backus

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 18:10:12 -0700

Updating a previous report, the two-year contract agreed to Saturday, March 17, by Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus is worth $10 million.

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Lions | Jeff Backus re-signs for two seasons

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 17:42:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Detroit Lions have re-signed free-agent OT Jeff Backus (Lions) to a two-year contract Saturday, March 17. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Lions | Jeff Backus still on radar

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:00:54 -0700

The Detroit Lions hope to re-sign free-agent OT Jeff Backus.

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Lions | Jeff Backus likely to return

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 20:51:44 -0700

The Detroit Lions might be able to bring back impending free-agent OT Jeff Backus to a short-term deal.

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Lions | Contract talks with Jeff Backus ongoing

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:55:20 -0800

Updating a previous item, contract talks between the Detroit Lions and impending free-agent OT Jeff Backus are progressing well, increasing speculation that the team will sign Backus to a new deal before free agency begins.

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Lions | Spoke with Jeff Backus' agent at combine

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:56:17 -0800

Pat Dye, agent for Detroit Lions impending free-agent OT Jeff Backus, said he had a productive meeting with the Lions at the NFL Scouting Combine about Backus' future with the team.

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Lions | Jeff Backus doing well in rehab

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 09:10:13 -0800

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said impending free-agent OT Jeff Backus (biceps) is doing well in his rehab from a biceps injury and is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Lions | Not expected to be aggressive in free agency

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:59:51 -0800

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said he doesn't anticipate the team making aggressive free-agent moves this offseason. The team is still trying to work out deals with DL Cliff Avril, OT Jeff Backus (biceps), LB Stephen Tulloch, CB Eric Wright and WR Calvin Johnson. Backus is reportedly recovering well from biceps surgery and is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Lions | Have had talks with several impending FAs

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:51:52 -0800

Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said the team has had talks with the agents for impending free-agent QB Shaun Hill, OT Jeff Backus, DE Cliff Avril, LB Stephen Tulloch and CB Eric Wright but would not say how far along any of the talks were at this point.

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