Detroit Lions 2012: 3 Reasons Why Re-Signing Jeff Backus Was a Horrible Move

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Detroit Lions 2012: 3 Reasons Why Re-Signing Jeff Backus Was a Horrible Move
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The Detroit Lions front office said the main focus of free agency was to bring back their own personnel. General manager Martin Mayhew was involved in heavy negotiations with all his free agents, including veteran left tackle Jeff Backus.

Looking towards winning right now and in the future, it was imperative for the Lions to bring back key players like Stephen Tulloch and Cliff Avril. Jeff Backus shouldn't have been on that priority list.

Without Backus, the Lions have very little quality depth at left tackle. That being said, Detroit needed to move in an opposite direction without the lifelong Lion on the depth chart.

Here are three reasons why resigning Jeff Backus was a major mistake by the Detroit Lions.

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