Report: Eagles In ‘Heavy Negotiations’ With Tulloch

The Eagles have reportedly been talking to the linebacker for weeks.

Stephen Tulloch. (USA Today Sports)

Stephen Tulloch. (USA Today Sports)

The Eagles are in “heavy negotiations” with former Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. ESPN’s Adam Caplan added that the two sides have had discussions “periodically for weeks.”

The 31-year-old, who played for Jim Schwartz in both Detroit and Tennessee, was released by the Lions last month. Even before Tulloch parted ways with Detroit, there has been much speculation about Tulloch joining the Eagles and reuniting with his former head coach and defensive coordinator.

With all three of the Eagles’ projected starting linebackers missing time last year due to injury and their lack of depth, Tulloch could provide some much needed help this season as a backup. He would most likely be used as a two-down linebacker and serve as a veteran leader who thoroughly understands Schwartz’s system for the Eagles’ young linebacking corps.