Detroit Lions Cut Their Long Snapper On His Birthday After 17 Seasons With Team

The Detroit Lions have the resume for being the worst team in the history of the NFL, and it’s thing like this that make you wonder if that will change anytime soon.

The team announced they have released 40-year-old long snapper Don Muhlbach, one of the longest tenured players in the league.

How did they reward Muhlbach after 17 seasons with the team? By deciding to make the cut on his birthday.

The two-time Pro Bowler ranks second in franchise history in regard to longest tenured players and ranks 37th all-time in most games played.


The Lions announced the news on news on Twitter, where they were promptly ridiculed by fans.