Kellen Moore makes push for roster spot with Detroit Lions

By Brian Murphy
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

Former Boise State star quarterback Kellen Moore — who is in his second season with the Detroit Lions — played his best game as a professional Thursday night. Moore went 9-for-12 for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the second half of the Lions’ 41-9 rout of New England.

“I think Kellen’s been very good in camp,” Lions coach Jim Schwartz told reporters in Detroit. “He’s moved the offense, he’s made good decisions, he’s thrown the ball very well. I think you’re just seeing an extension of that. Probably his most extensive playtime (came Thursday), and did a good job of leading us and getting some passes in there. But we’ve been seeing that from him all training camp.”

Moore was a guest on KTIK’s “Bob and Murph Show” on Friday afternoon. Listen to the interview here.

Detroit must decide if it wants to keep three quarterbacks — Moore along with starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill, who is battling an injury and did not play in Thursday’s preseason game.

• Former Boise State safety George Iloka broke his hand after punching a teammate in the helmet. Iloka was in position to start for the Cincinnati Bengals before the incident, which was captured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” program. He apologized to coach Marvin Lewis on the show as well. Iloka hopes to be ready for the Bengals’ opener against Chicago. For more on the situation, click here.

Sports columnist Brian Murphy writes about all sports in the Treasure Valley with a concentration on Boise State football and men's basketball. Murph has been with the Statesman since 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MurphsTurph.

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