The Detroit Lions’ starting LB, who tore his ACL celebrating a sack, hopes to return to the NFL and the Detroit Lions in 2015.
Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch, who tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Packers during a sack celebration, is reportedly ahead of schedule in his rehab and hopes to return to the Lions.
The Lions starting MLB, who tore his ACL while celebrating a sack of future MVP Aaron Rodgers, told Sirius XM radio on Sunday that he’s on pace for a full return in 2015.
“I hope I am (back with the Lions in 2015). I hope my body of work speaks for itself,” Tulloch said. “I’ve put a lot of work in this team and I’ve been there through it all. It’s the first time in my career I’ve ever been on this side with the unknown, but I know the organization will do what’s best for them.”
Tulloch added that he hopes he’ll be joined by Lions star DT Ndamukong Suh, who is currently in a tight spot with the Lions financially, and is expected to command over $15 million per year in any new deal he signs.
If the Lions were to cut Stephen Tulloch before the free agency period begins, they could reportedly save themselves over $3 million in cap space which they could invest in a new contract for Suh.
In eight previous seasons before 2014, Tulloch had never missed a game and had averaged over 100 tackles per year for the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions from 2009 to 2013.