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Stephen Tulloch | Linebacker

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 246
College: North Carolina State
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Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch only played 68 percent of Detroit's Week 2 snaps and was referred to as a "role player" by coach Jim Caldwell.
Despite WLB DeAndre Levy sitting on the sidelines with a hip injury, Tulloch was not used in an every-down role against the Vikings. Instead, the Lions rolled out Josh Bynes in the middle, who was on the field for 100 percent of defensive snaps. Tulloch should be downgraded to a low-end LB2 while his snap count is capped, while Bynes' IDP value will be limited whenever Levy returns. Sep 26 - 5:04 AM

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Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (ACL surgery) avoided the active/PUP list to open camp.

He's all systems go after tearing his ACL in Week 3 of last season. Tulloch, 30, seems primed for a bounce-back season as the signal caller in Detroit's defense. He posted 110-plus tackles in five straight years before 2014.
Jul 29 - 6:16 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (knee) expects to be ready for OTAs.

The Lions were considering holding Tulloch out until training camp, but he's healthy enough to start participating in on-field work. Eight months removed from ACL surgery, Tulloch will likely be limited throughout OTAs.
May 13 - 4:38 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (knee) said he could "definitely play today."

Tulloch tore his ACL in Week 3 celebrating a sack by mocking Aaron Rodgers' discount double-check schtick. The Lions may take it easy on Tulloch through OTAs and minicamp, but he should be 100 percent before training camp.
Apr 24 - 11:43 AM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (knee) is questionable for OTAs.

Tulloch is six months removed from his torn ACL. He has a chance to be ready for spring workouts, but is expected to be held out until training camp. Tulloch will return as Detroit's starting MIKE linebacker when healthy, with Kyle Van Noy and Tahir Whitehead competing on the strong side.
Mar 28 - 5:40 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (ACL) said he's "way ahead of schedule."

Tulloch blew out his left knee while doing a Discount Double Check celebration following an Aaron Rodgers sack in Week 3. "It's crazy how you feel stronger than you did previous, before the surgery," he said. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Tulloch's roster spot is a bit tenuous as he's set to count $5.8M against the cap and Tahir Whitehead filled in reasonably well at middle linebacker last season.
Mar 2 - 9:04 AM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (ACL) is expected to participate in some spring workouts.

Tulloch's rehab off the Week 3 tear is reportedly ahead of schedule, as evidenced by some workout videos that can be accessed through the link below. He should be ready to rock as the Lions' starting middle linebacker in 2015.
Feb 23 - 10:51 AM

Lions placed MLB Stephen Tulloch on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.

We'll resist taking the latest potshot at Tulloch for the way he tore his ACL. The Lions figure to turn to DeAndre Levy at Mike 'backer, positioning Levy to be an IDP monster the rest of the way. Tahir Whitehead will take over at weak side. Tulloch, 30 in January, is owed $4.5 million in 2015. The Lions will have to decide whether he is worth that much money next spring.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 05:58:00 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch tore his left ACL during Sunday's win over the Packers.

Tulloch suffered the injury in humiliating, Bill Gramatica fashion: Celebrating a sack with an attempt at a discount double-check. The sturdy veteran had previously never missed a game in his nine-year career. "It's unfortunate, man, you're passionate about the game," Tulloch said. "You want to get up and celebrate and it happened." The Lions compensated Sunday by moving DeAndre Levy to the middle and inserting Tahir Whitehead at weak-side linebacker.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch was forced from Detroit's Week 3 game against the Packers with a left-knee injury, and will not return.

Tulloch hurt his knee celebrating a sack. Yes, really. He headed to the locker room after a long examination on the sideline. Per FOX's Pam Oliver, Tulloch was "absolutely dejected" as he headed into the tunnel. He was spotted on the sideline in street clothes a short time later. Tahir Whitehead has taken over at middle linebacker for the Lions.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch has topped triple-digit total tackles in each of his last five seasons.

The underrated Tulloch was rock solid for the Lions last season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 inside linebacker out of 55 qualifiers. Tulloch is a high floor, low ceiling LB2 option for those in IDP circles.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch revealed he played the entire 2012 season through knee tendinitis.

"Probably one of the hardest years I had to deal with in my career playing through injuries," said Tulloch, who now claims he's feeling "the best I've felt in a long time ... like night and day." Tulloch still racked up 112 tackles and six pass breakups. Improved health should help Tulloch's range this season.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch has been a full participant in training camp.

Tulloch was held off the stat sheet in Detroit's preseason opener, but he got the start after dealing with some knee tendinitis during June minicamp. Consider him fine going forward. Tulloch was the Lions' leading 2011 tackler with 111.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 11:56:00 PM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (left knee tendinitis) isn't participating in this week's minicamp.

Tulloch couldn't put any weight on his left leg as recently as two weeks ago, but has insisted the issue is "nothing major." The odds are increasing that Tulloch won't be ready for the beginning of camp.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 09:08:00 AM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch insists his case of left knee tendinitis is "nothing major."

"It’s something that you deal with and everybody deals with it," he said. Coach Jim Schwartz revealed Monday that Tulloch required an injection to "settle (his knee) down," and can't put any weight on his left leg. Tulloch is not expected to participate in June minicamp, and may not be 100 percent by training camp.
Tue, May 22, 2012 12:49:00 PM

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