The Detroit Lions don't intend to retain Stephen Tulloch for the 2016 season, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
Tulloch has logged complete campaigns in four of five years with the Lions, with an ACL tear in 2014 the only injury that's spurred absences during his 10-year career. However, at 31 years old, he isn't a part of the plans under new general manager Bob Quinn, leaving him free to search out cozier confines. After posting 100-plus tackles in six of the past seven seasons, Tulloch shouldn't be lacking for opportunities to play in 2016.
The team website is stating that Tulloch was a full participant in the OTA session. "I'm doing everything," he said. "I'm able to run around and make calls and make checks and get back to being a middle linebacker."
Tulloch suffered a bit of embarrassment in Week 3 a year ago when he sustained the season-ending injury celebrating a sack of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
When fans ask
"I ask them if they like watching the games," Tulloch said. "They say, 'Yeah.' They ask, 'Are you healthy?' I say, 'Do you like watching football?' They say, 'Yeah.' I say, 'Yeah, I'm healthy.'
Tulloch tore his ACL while celebrating a sack in Week 3 and he missed the rest of the season. He said the offseason has gone well and he is looking forward to playing in 2015.
"Man, it's exciting," he said. "I'm excited about it. It's a blessing to be able to bounce back the way that I have and to be able to feel as good as I feel to be able to get out there, run around and do my thing."
Tulloch is recovering from an ACL injury. He told MLive that he plans to be at OTAs, although he isn't sure how much he'll be able to do.
|P1||8/12/16||@ PIT||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/27/16||@ BAL||7:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/4/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/26/16||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
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