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Jeff Backus Retires From Lions After 12 NFL Seasons
The Lions announced this afternoon that Jeff Backus, the Lions’ first-round draft pick in 2001, is retiring. Backus set a club record with 186 consecutive starts as a stalwart on the left side and that streak was snapped back on Nov. 22.
The Lions have Riley Reiff, their first-round pick from a year ago, set to handle a starting job on the line. The Lions selected Backus out of Michigan and now perhaps they will look for another local product to replace him. Detroit could have its eye on Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher with the 5th pick in the first round.
Source: National Football Post
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