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Lions Notes: More On The Stephen Tulloch Signing

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  • According to Ndamukong Suh, the Detroit Lions will have their first practice in pads on Monday.
  • With Stephen Tulloch joining the team, it appears DeAndre Levy will be moving to outside linebacker. Many have wondered about which side Levy will play and have figured it could be the strong side. That's not how the Lions' defense works, though. I'll let Levy explain.
    Side really just decided on amongst the players. Identical positions, just personal preference.
    Basically, Levy and Justin Durant will work it out and decide who should play which side in the defense.

(More after the jump)

  • Louis Delmas, who worked out with Stephen Tulloch this offseason, said Tulloch is "fast" and will "add some excitement" to the defense.
  • is quite a fan of the Lions' move to sign Tulloch for only $3.25 million. The site gave the move an A+ and said this:
    Wow. How in seven hells did the Lions land Stephen Tulloch for just a 1-year, $3.25 million deal? Tulloch is one of the top inside linebackers in the NFL, and his presence undoubtedly gives Detroit one of the top five front sevens in football. If Matthew Stafford can stay healthy, the Lions could easily advance deep into the playoffs.
    Martin Mayhew is the man. There's just not much more that can be said after all of the great moves he has made.
  • The Bears are not bringing back Olin Kreutz, and Chicago players are not happy with the decision. Lions defensive linemen, on the other hand, likely love the move and will probably be licking their chops against the Bears this upcoming season.
  • Antonio Cromartie agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Jets. He's a good player, but that good? I'm not so sure.
  • If you missed WXYZ's show this past Friday about Lions training camp, you can check it out on YouTube. If you want to watch the NFL Films show that also aired on Friday and highlighted the Lions' 2010 season, you can check it out below (via Do_Shawn).