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  1. Riley Reiff officially signs with the Minnesota VikingsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 10 | TheVikingAge

    ... as a blocking tight end during his rookie season before making his first career start at left tackle in place of Jeff Backus on Thanksgiving Day against Houston." With Reiff in place, the Vikings are more likely to look for another tackle for the ...

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  2. O'HARA: Comparing 2016 draft class to past LionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Detroit Lions

    ... plus the playoff loss to Seattle. He's already good, and bound to get better. Comparison: A logical pick is Jeff Backus, the Lions' first-round pick in 2001. Backus had his detractors, but he missed only one game in 12 seasons. Lomas Brown is a ...

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  3. Player awards: Rookie of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2017 | Detroit Lions

    ... the Sporting News. Decker became the first Lions rookie offensive tackle to start all 16 games in a season since Jeff Backus in 2001. Decker is one of 11 rookies in the NFL to start all 16 games this year, and one of five rookie offensive linemen to ...

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  4. Lions rookie Taylor Decker keeping Matthew Stafford clean as O-line jellsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... the offensive line has been essential. Stability at left tackle was a Lions hallmark during the Lomas Brown and Jeff Backus years. Decker is following a similar early career track. Decker has been part of an all-rookie left side for the last two ...

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  5. Matthew Stafford does it again, stuns Washington with dramatic comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2016 | MLive.com

    The Lions move to 4-3 with the win.

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  6. Finding the greatest Detroit Lions, by jersey number: 76-99Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2016 | MLive.com

    Position: Lineman Played for Lions: 1950-59 NFL career: 1950-59 Stat sheet: Named to eight consecutive Pro Bowl teams; first-team All-Pro six consecutive years; didn't miss a game for nine straight years; three fumble recoveries. Hall of Fame: Inducted in 1996 Other notable #76: Roger Brown , Jeff Backus, Karl Baldischwier, Rock Freitas.

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  7. Riley Reiff talks leadership, playing right tackleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2016 | Detroit Lions

    ... very open to showing Decker the ropes and taking him under his wing. He said it's the least he could do after Jeff Backus and others did the same thing for him early in his career. "That's what friends do for friends," Reiff said. "We're going to be ...

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  8. Lions Hoping For Big Improvement On Offensive LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | CBS Local

    ... of its first eight games. The Lions have had to reshuffle their line quite a bit over the past few seasons, with Jeff Backus, Rob Sims and Dominic Raiola having moved on into retirement. Detroit used valuable first-round draft picks on tackle Riley ...

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  9. Latest Michigan sportsRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    ... on the offensive line. The Lions have had to reshuffle their line quite a bit over the past few seasons, with Jeff Backus, Rob Sims and Dominic Raiola having moved on into retirement. Detroit used valuable first-round draft picks on tackle Riley ...

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  10. Lions hoping for big improvement on offensive lineRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | NewsOK.com

    ... of its first eight games. The Lions have had to reshuffle their line quite a bit over the past few seasons, with Jeff Backus, Rob Sims and Dominic Raiola having moved on into retirement. Detroit used valuable first-round draft picks on tackle Riley ...

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  11. Column: Lions rookie Taylor Decker in key role protecting Matthew StaffordRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... and revamped their tackles to try rebuilding their line around him. With due respect to the reliable workhorse Jeff Backus, the Lions have had stability at left tackle, but not top-tier excellence, since Lomas Brown. That's been two decades. Whether ...

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  12. 2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Has Taylor Decker already won the left tackle job?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | Pride of Detroit

    ... average or slightly-below average tackle in his three and a half years as a starter. Much like his predecessor Jeff Backus , Reiff's play has been unfairly maligned and overly criticized. In truth, Reiff has been adequate. That doesn't preclude him ...

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  13. O'HARA: Challenges facing Lions rookiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Detroit Lions

    ... than in Week 8 at Houston - where he'll likely face reigning sack champion J.J. Watt. Lions draft comparison: OT Jeff Backus, Michigan, first-round 2001. An instant starter at left tackle, he missed one game in 12 seasons. Matchup: Week 2 at ...

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  14. Six Degrees of the Detroit LionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Pride of Detroit

    ... Taylor Decker was drafted to be the Detroit Lions left tackle of the future. He took the left tackle job from... Jeff Backus , drafted in the first round of 2001 to the Lions out of the University of Michigan. He was actually the third Michigan ...

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  15. Offensive line play will determine Playoff ChancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | SidelionReport

    ... two seasons and hasn't been as productive as a result of it. Reiff has just been average since taking over for Jeff Backus (who couldn't be a more fitting comparison). Reiff is tough, but not athletic enough to be a great left tackle in the NFL. He ...

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  16. Detroit Lions Twitter Talk: Reasonable expectations for 2016 and Buffalo's media policyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... who is released between now and the regular season. @Justin_Rogers Is there a significant difference between Jeff Backus, Riley Reiff, and Taylor Decker? All drafted in the same part of 1st. Maybe I'm influenced by their similar locker room ...

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