By Chadd Cripe
© 2014 Idaho Statesman
Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore apparently is not the top choice to serve as the Lions’ backup under the new coaching staff.
Moore, the third-stringer the last two years, will compete with newly signed veteran Dan Orlovsky, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Lions previously tried to re-sign backup Shaun Hill (Rams) or sign Luke McCown (Saints).
Orlovsky started seven games for the Lions in 2008.
The Free Press reports that Orlovsky, Moore and possibly a draft pick will compete for the backup job. It’s unknown whether the Lions will keep a third QB with the new leadership. Many teams go with two.
The Lions hired former Colts coach Jim Caldwell to replace Jim Schwartz. Matthew Stafford returns as the starting quarterback.