Detroit's Backus Retires After 12 Seasons

Detroit Lions tackle Jeff Backus is retiring, ending a 12-year career in which he missed only one game.
March 14, 2013

Fairley, Backus Recoveries Going Well

Injuries on the offensive and defensive line have been a story line throughout training camp for the Detroit Lions. However, there are some reasons for optimism. Updates on Nick Fairley, Jeff Backus, along with quotes from coach Jim Schwartz and coordinator Scott Linehan.
August 16, 2011

The 2008 NFL Ironman Team: Offense's Ed Thompson takes a look at the eleven players on offense who head into 2008 as the active-player leaders for regular-season consecutive starts at their respective positions -- and a few of the players who could pass them by if they stumble this season.
August 28, 2008

Backus: "I hope we're at our low"

Jeff Backus, the left tackle who has played through every injury imaginable in 93 consecutive starts, was trying to explain the empty, miserable feeling that accompanies the Lions' current 2-11 record.
December 11, 2006