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Stephen Tulloch

30-Year-Old Linebacker – Detroit Lions

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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Tulloch was well on his way to another 100-plus tackles in 2014 before he suffered a torn-ACL celebrating a sack in Week 3 that ended his season. The veteran linebacker reached triple-digit tackles in...

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2015 ADP:  356.86

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Knee
HT: 5' 11"   WT: 245   DOB: 1/1/1985
College: North Carolina State  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Stephen Tulloch Contract Information:

Signed a five-year deal with Detroit in March of 2012.

August 19, 2015  –  Stephen Tulloch News

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Tulloch feels strong at Lions camp after missing most of 2014 with a torn ACL in his left knee, Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports.

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Stephen Tulloch NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 23 16 - 78 - 1 - 0 0 - 2 - - - -
2009 24 16 - 120 - 2 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2010 25 Ten 16 159 111 48 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Det 16 111 84 27 3 5 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Det 16 112 74 38 0.5 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Det 16 135 93 42 3.5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Det 3 20 15 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Stephen Tulloch – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

138

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Stephen Tulloch was on the field for 138 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Stephen Tulloch was on the field for 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 1023 96
2013 963 83
2014 138 6
Stephen Tulloch 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NYG 60 2 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Car 67 4 10 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 GB 11 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @NYJ
5 Buf
6 @Min
7 NO
8 @Atl
9 Mia
10 @Ari
11 @NE
12 Chi
13 TB
14 Min
15 @Chi
16 @GB
17 @Dal

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Stephen Tulloch
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Height:   5' 11"
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Weight:   245 lbs
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Stephen Tulloch: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tulloch is expected to be ready for training camp after tearing his ACL in Week 3 of the 2014 season, the Lions' official site reports.

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The recovery process continues for Tulloch, as he was limited in OTAs and minicamp this offseason. The 30-year-old should be a participant in some capacity at training camp, however, and is expected to start at middle linebacker to begin the 2015 campaign. In the three games he saw the field last season, Tulloch recorded 20 tackles and two sacks.
Tulloch tore his ACL on Sunday and is out for the season, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Tulloch was removed from Sunday's game against the Packers with a left knee injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. He returned to the Detroit sideline in street clothes and appears to be done for the day.

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Tulloch made eight tackles, including six solo, in Monday's win over the Giants.

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Tulloch finished the 2013 season with 135 total tackles and 3.5 sacks.

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Tulloch had eight stops (six solo) in the Lions' loss to the Ravens on Monday.

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Tulloch leads the Lions with 72 combined tackles through Week 10, adding two sacks and one interception.

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Tulloch recorded seven tackles in Sunday’s win over the Browns.

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Tulloch had 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday loss to Green Bay.

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Tulloch had 14 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's win over the Bears. He also had a sack on the day.

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Tulloch recorded five tackles (all solo) against the Cardinals in a 25-21 loss Sunday.

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Tulloch finished his 2012 season with 112 total tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

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Tulloch tallied 10 total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

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2014

The 2013 season was Tulloch's third in Detroit, and it was his third in a row with at least 111 tackles. Last year was his biggest one yet, posting 135 tackles (93 solo) – his highest total since tallying 159 for Tennessee in 2010 – and throwing in 3.5 sacks and an interception for good measure. Tulloch is clearly Detroit's top middle linebacker, so his play-count should be safe in a probable three-down role, as second-round pick Kyle Van Noy will probably see some of his snaps as an edge rusher. Those drafting Tulloch probably shouldn't expect much coverage production, as he has only four interceptions in seven seasons.

2013

Tulloch hasn't been the high-upside IDP in Detroit that he was with the Titans, but he has still established a high floor for himself the last two years. Tulloch upped his tackle total to 112 last year after posting 111 the year before, and he should at least reach those marks again in 2013 as he has no competition for snaps. The departure of Justin Durant (103 tackles in 2012) should help Tulloch's case as an IDP, too, because Durant's replacement (Ashlee Palmer) hasn't shown any starting ability in the NFL, which could leave more tackles up for grabs.

2012

Although Tulloch’s tackle total fell from 160 (111 solo) in 2010 to 111 (84 solo) last year, he still made a solid showing in 2011 and is a good bet to post bigger numbers in 2012. Despite the drop-off, Tulloch was effective real-life player for Detroit, and his three sacks and two interceptions were a nice complement to his solid tackle totals. The main thing holding Tulloch back is probably that the defensive line ahead of him is so good. That may seem counterintuitive – it’s a good thing that offenses can’t afford to load up their blocking resources on Tulloch – but it’s a bad thing that the Detroit linemen are a threat to get to ballcarriers before Tulloch ever has a chance.

2011

Tulloch exploded for 160 tackles (111 solo) last year, ranking as one of the top IDPs. But no matter where the unrestricted free agent plays in 2011 (Tennessee seems unlikely), Tulloch shouldn’t be expected to duplicate that production. A big reason Tulloch's numbers skyrocketed last year is that Tennessee saw far and away the most defensive snaps of any NFL team. The Titans paced the league with 1,139 plays on defense, while the next closest team (Arizona) had 1,092. Tulloch has a good shot of hitting triple-digit tackles wherever he goes, but don’t expect him to approach last year’s numbers.

2010

Tulloch has not participated in offseason workouts due to a contract dispute up to this point, but he is expected to return by the beginning of the 2010 season. He is expected to remain as a starting linebacker for a young Titans' defense. His skill and experience should be a large factor for the Titans.

2009

Tulloch, who became the starting middle linebacker in Week 4 last year, was the Titans' second-leading tackler and this season will start from the get-go.

2008

Tulloch could be the starting middle linebacker if Ryan Fowler is suspended. Tulloch provides depth for the Titans at linebacker.

2007

Tulloch is competing with Ryan Fowler for the starting middle linebacker for the Titans. In his rookie season, Tulloch played in all 16 games with three starts at middle linebacker. He had 37 tackles, 0.5 sacks, two tackles for loss, one interception and two passes defensed.