For the entire offseason Jeff Backus and the Lions have been on edge when it came to a new contract. Back in the start of May it was just progress for the two sides to talk to each other. By the end of the month, Backus and the Lions had agreed to a 1-year deal, but it would have to be reworked later.
That deal now apparently has been reworked. Tom Kowalski is reporting that Backus has agreed to a 6-year deal.
It's good to see that a player like Backus, who is very important to this franchise, will be around for the next few years.