Lions left tackle Jeff Backus exited Saturday night’s game against the Saints with what he said afterward was a torn biceps.
“A guy made an inside move and I went to hook him with my arm and my bicep popped,” Backus told the Detroit Free Press after the game. “Simple. I knew right when it happened what happened. With the experience with my [torn pectoral], I knew what it felt to tear a muscle and it was the exact same sensation.”
Backus was Matt Millen’s first draft pick in 2001 and has started all 176 regular-season games for the Lions since then. Saturday was the Lions’ first playoff game since Backus was drafted.
As an unrestricted free agent, Backus may have played his final game with the Lions on Saturday night.