The Detroit Lions officially announced their first re-signing of the offseason. Long snapper Don Muhlbach will be back, once again, as he has signed a deal with Detroit for an undisclosed amount of time:
UPDATE: As expected, it’s a one-year deal, per the Detroit Free Press.
Assuming the Lions don’t bring in any competition, this will be Muhlbach’s 15th season with the team. As pointed out by the team’s press release, Muhlbach currently ranks third on the Lions’ all-time list of career games played with the franchise (212). Muhlbach remains the only player on the team from the dreaded 2008 team that went 0-16.
Muhlbach will turn 37 this year, making him the oldest Lion on the roster by three years. The next closest player is fellow special teamer Matt Prater (unless the Lions re-sign 38-year-old Dwight Freeney).
As per tradition with a Don Muhlbach re-signing, we must all take a moment to watch his career highlights, as given to us by the generous SandmanLions.
Welcome back, Muhl. Glad to have #LONGSNAPPERWATCH2018 out of the way early.