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NewsOK: Tulloch helps Lions linebackers become a strength

By October 6, 2011News

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions, like the rest of the NFL, had to act quickly in free agency during the lockout-shortened offseason.

They made the most of their limited window by signing veterans Stephen Tulloch and Justin Durant, both of whom have turned one of the team’s weaknesses into an asset. Detroit also kept DeAndre Levy and Bobby Carpenter after parting with Julian Peterson and Larry Foote, decisions that look good so far.

“Our linebacker corps obviously is much improved,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “It’s not just the quality of the players, it’s the depth that we have, too, for the inevitable situations that occur when you have guys that fall.”

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