Stephen Tulloch To Retire

Former NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch will announce his retirement later this week, according to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News (Twitter link).Stephen Tulloch (vertical)

Tulloch, 32, entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the TitansĀ in 2006. After serving as a backup during his first two seasons with Tennessee, Tulloch became a full-time starter in 2008 and never looked back, starting 107 games over the next eight years. He joined the Lions one a one-year deal in 2011, but played well enough to be handed a five-year extension in 2012.

Injuries plagued Tulloch during his final few years in Detroit, and he was ultimately released in 2016. Subsequently, he followed former Lions head coach (and current Eagles defensive coordinator) Jim Schwartz to Philadelphia, inking a one-year pact with the club last August. Tulloch played sparingly, however, seeing the field for just seven percent of the Eagles’ defensive snaps.

PFR wishes Tulloch all the best in retirement.

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  1. Polish Hammer

    Surprisingly he brought nothing to the table for Philly last year. I thought he’d have fit right into Schwartz’s system and done well but he never played and didn’t contribute on Special Teams so he was a wasted roster slot.

    • Itrainsontuesday

      I blame the coaches and management more than Tulloch for that. You don’t just forget how to play football from one year to the next. He clearly fit the scheme, but Doug and Jim wanted to give the snaps to Hicks and the other younger guys with longer futures ahead of them.

  2. In Detroit, you really couldn’t have asked for more out of him. Very happy with his time with the lions. Hope the best for him

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