The Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com (via Twitter). It’s a minimum salary contract that includes a $65K signing bonus, tweets Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. That means Muhlbach will earn $1.02MM, though his cap hit will only be $635K.
Muhlbach, 32, has been with the Lions since the team signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2004, playing nearly every game for the team since 2005 and even earning a Pro Bowl berth as a special teams player a year ago. According to Twentyman, special teams coordinator John Bonamego refers to the veteran long snapper as a “calming influence” on young players like punter Sam Martin.