The team announced on Tuesday that they have released their 17-year long snapper, Don Muhlbach. Muhlbach has had a 17-year career all of them with the Detroit Lions and he leaves a legacy that perhaps no career special teamer has left outside of the kickers and punters. He’s loved by everyone who has been around him from ownership to media, to players, and most importantly the fans. He has a cult-like following and is much deserved for what he has contributed to the Lions. Through his long illustrious career, he has never once been anything short of a professional. Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp sent out this statement through the Lions social media team.
When Dan Campbell was asked about the decision today he said “It’ was time.” Campbell spent time with Muhlbach backing in his playing days with Detroit so it had to be harder to be the one to let him. Sadly this happened on Don’s 40th birthday and it shocked Lions fans and media to hear about the news. Whatever the future holds, whether he goes to another team or decides to hang them up he will always be loved in the city of Detroit because he embodied the city perfectly. Hard-working, lunch pale carrying, no-nonsense having, tough son of a gun that needs to have his jersey retired and hanging up in the Ford Field rafters because he earned it for 17 years. As the photo, the Detroit Lions tweeted and the image of this post says, Thank you, Don, for everything.
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