Stephen Tulloch says goodbye to Detroit Lions

By Alex Butler  |  Feb. 19, 2016 at 10:44 PM
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DETROIT, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Detroit Lions have informed linebacker Stephen Tulloch he will be cut.

And Tulloch took the punch with pride.

On Thursday, Tulloch posted a photo of himself wearing Lions blue and running through fog. The caption on the photo was a heartfelt message to his friends and fans.

"What a journey it's been Detroit! Five years of some of the greatest memories of my career," Tulloch wrote. "I can't put into words how grateful I am to have played for such a great organization. I want thank the Ford family the front office the strength coaches, trainers, equipment staff and everybody in between for everything you have done for me over the years."

Tulloch, 31, totaled 340 tackles, 10 sacks, seven fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles in five seasons with the Lions. His most productive season with the Lions was in 2013, when he had 93 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and an interception.

"Last but not least I want to thank the community of Detroit for being behind me and my foundation over the years in making a difference in many lives. Such as life there is constant change. But change that I'm looking forward to. As one chapter closes in my career another one opens up. #Detroit #MuchLoveAndRespect #Operation55."

Tulloch was drafted No. 116 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2006 NFL Draft.

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