Detroit Lions sign a veteran backup QB to compete with Kellen Moore

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.

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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