The Detroit Lions have re-signed middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a five-year contract, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Tulloch had reportedly been seeking a contract similar to the five-year, $42.5 million contract that D'Qwell Jackson received from the Cleveland Browns.
Signed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract by the Lions last July, Tulloch, 27, led the Lions with 111 tackles and added three sacks, eight tackles for a loss, two interceptions and forced fumbles in 16 starts. Tulloch added 15 tackles and a forced fumble in the playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The 2006 fourth-round pick out of North Carolina State by the Tennessee Titans became a full-time starter in 2008 and has 568 tackles, 7.5 sacks and four interceptions during his 96-game career.