Lions cut longtime long snapper Don Muhlbach

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The Detroit Lions are releasing the longest-tenured member of the Detroit Lions. In a surprising move, head coach Dan Campbell announced prior to Tuesday night’s practice that the team is releasing long snapper Don Muhlbach.

“We’re going to let Don Muhlbach go,” Campbell said at the start of his press conference. “It will be official tomorrow.”

Muhlbach has been with the Lions since the 2004 season. He was a teammate of Campbell’s over a decade ago and has played in 260 career games, all with Detroit. He ranks 37th all-time in NFL games played.

“I hate it, man,” a somber Campbell said. “This is the hardest time, especially with a player like him.”

The release comes on Muhlbach’s 40th birthday. It means Scott Daly has won the long snapping battle, at least temporarily.

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