Jeff Backus Expected to Miss the First Game of His Career

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Jeff Backus Expected to Miss the First Game of His Career
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Lions left tackle Jeff Backus was Detroit’s first draft pick of the Matt Millen era, and unlike most of Millen’s draft picks, Backus has been a valuable player: He started the first game of his rookie year and has started every game since then, for 186 consecutive starts in all.

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