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In this May 29, 2013, file photo, Detroit Lions offensive tackle Riley Reiff (71) works a drill during NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich. The Lions have a new-look offensive line after losing tackles Jeff Backus and Gosder Cherilus. They'll be tested right away in their opener against pass rusher Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings. (AP Photo)

Vikes' Allen to test new-look line, Reiff in Detroit

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Riley Reiff had a quiet rookie season, playing all 16 games for the Detroit Lions while Jeff Backus remained the starter at the always-important left tackle position.


Now Backus is retired, the job belongs to Reiff and the first challenge this season will be a formidable one.

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