Detroit Lions news welcomes back Don Muhlbach and prepares for another training camp featuring a long snapper position battle.
Get ready, Detroit Lions fans, as another hot training camp battle is taking shape. That’s right, it’s long snapper camp fight 2.0, coming soon to the Detroit Lions practice facility.
The most controversial pick of Bob Quinn’s first draft class as general manager of the Lions was the selection of long snapper Jimmy Landes in the sixth round. That put incumbent long snapper Don Muhlbach on notice, as Quinn made clear that competition in training camp at all positions is something he like to see.
But Muhlbach proved wrong those who thought that the Landes pick means Muhlbach’s days as a Lion were numbered. He out-performed Landes to retain his job and status as the longest-tenured Lions player on the roster. Not all was lost with Landes, however, as the team was able to hold on to him by stashing him on injured reserve.
Now, both players are set to be back with the Lions through the offseason and renew their heated rivalry. Two long snappers will enter, only one will survive (roster cuts). According to a report from Dave Birkett, the Lions and Muhlbach have agreed on a new one-year deal.
Meanwhile, Landes is doing more snapalicious things.
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