Eagles Sign Former Lions LB Stephen Tulloch
21 August 2016 Eagles News
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport, former Lions’ LB Stephen Tulloch agreed to terms on a 1-year deal worth $3M, source said. $1.75M guaranteed with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 31 year old veteran linebacker was released by the Lions last month. Tulloch has experience in Jim Swartz’s scheme as he played six seasons under him. The Eagles were interested in Tulloch during the 2011 season, but he chose to resign in Detroit.
Mychal Kendricks, Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham are projected to be the starting linebackers, but after that there’s not much depth for the Eagles. With Jordan Hicks coming back after a season ending injury and Mychal Kendricks’ known health issues, there’s no doubt the Eagles need help at the LB position.
Tulloch recorded 107 tackles and only 1 sack in 2015. It’s obvious that the veteran’s best playing days are behind him but with the Eagles needing depth at the LB position and the veteran leadership he brings to the table, this could be a great move by the Eagles.