This morning the Detroit Lions placed their franchise tag on defensive end Cliff Avril. Which means Detroit's leading tackler, Stephen Tulloch, could hit free agency on March 13th. The Lions have one week remaining to secure the services of their 2011 starting MLB. Stephen Tulloch is 27, posted 100 plus tackles the past 3 seasons, and he's a 6 year veteran.
Rey Maualuga has posted 226 tackles in 3 seasons, Stephen Tulloch has posted 392 tackles the past 3 seasons. Is it time for Cincy to get a MLB that can close down the middle of the field?