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  1. Martin Mayhew Must GoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2015 | SidelionReport

    ... and build a dominating front. Reiff is an average left tackle, a perfect extension of the man he succeeded in Jeff Backus. Warford was fantastic as a rookie, but the Pro Bowl promise has faded with injuries and a terrible schematic misfit for his ...


  2. O'Hara's Now and Then: Offensive lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Detroit Lions

    ... been made over in two separate chunks, as follows: 2013: Three starters were not brought back - left tackle Jeff Backus (retired), right tackle Gosder Cherilus (signed with Colts as a free agent) and right guard Stephen Peterman (released and out of ...


  3. By the numbers: Detroit Lions turn NFL's oldest offensive line into one of league's...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 |

    ... line was more than 31 years, the oldest in the league. The elder statesman of that group was left tackle Jeff Backus, who was a couple weeks shy of his 35th birthday. To put that in perspective, Eagles guard Evan Mathis is projected to be the ...


  4. Matt Millen says Detroit Lions fans are 'phenomenal' despite the hateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 |

    ... blame myself for everything. But, whatever." Millen's worst decisions seemed to occur in the draft. After taking Jeff Backus, a longtime starter, in 2001, he reeled off a string of first-round busts that included quarterback Joey Harrington, ...


  5. O'Hara's Monday Countdown: Filling needs the 2015 Draft themeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Detroit Lions

    ... experience and age. The true value will be defined by how they perform. The players who have been succeeded - Jeff Backus, Sims, Raiola, Stephen Peterman and Gosder Cherilus - had 631 starts as Lions. Their average age was 32.4 years when they ...


  6. Detroit Lions reportedly meet with Brandon Scherff, in case Iowa OT unexpectedly slidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 |

    ... in the 2012 draft. But there he was when the team was on the clock, a no-brainer decision with starters Jeff Backus nearing the end of his career and Gosder Cherilus nearing the end of his contract. Three years later, with the Lions again holding ...


  7. Detroit Lions announce team will pick up Riley Reiff's fifth-year optionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 |

    ... moved into the starting lineup his second season, taking over the left tackle job following the retirement of Jeff Backus. Reiff has started 32 of 33 games the past two years, including the playoffs, and has been one of the team's most consistent ...


  8. O'Hara's Monday Countdown: Lomas Brown's takeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Detroit Lions

    ... a five-man unit. He started one game at left tackle and played half of another because of an injury that caused Jeff Backus to miss the only game of his career. Backus' retirement after the 2012 season made Reiff the starter in 2013, and he has ...


  9. Detroit Lions and Martin Mayhew Face NFL's Biggest Make-or-Break Season in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | BleacherReport

    ... in 2015. The Lions turned that gold into lead by using a great deal of it to keep players like offensive tackle Jeff Backus around as well as to acquire players no longer in Detroit like running back Reggie Bush, cornerback Chris Houston and kicker ...


  10. Mayhew: No decision yet on Reiff's fifth-year optionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Detroit Lions

    ... in 2012 and has started 31 games at left tackle the past two seasons after taking over the job permanently for Jeff Backus in 2013. He allowed just three sacks in 15 games last season and was called for just one penalty. Pro Football Focus graded ...