Kellen Moore tosses two more TD passes for Lions

By Chadd Cripe
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore tossed two more touchdown passes Thursday night — likely securing an NFL job for a second season.

Moore was 10-of-18 for 78 yards and two TDs with one interception in a 35-13 defeat of the Buffalo Bills. He tossed his two TD passes late in the first half.

Moore was 30-of-48 for 301 yards and four touchdowns with one interception in the preseason. He didn’t take any sacks.

“He’s a very improved player,” coach Jim Schwartz said before the Bills game, according to “He has played well when given the opportunities and has improved a lot from over the course of the season last year, but then particularly in our offseason program and training camp. In all facets, his understanding of our offense, his understanding of what defenses do, and also physically, he’s improved.”

Moore has a good chance to make the Lions’ roster as the No. 3 quarterback, as he did last year — not all teams keep three. But he was so impressive this preseason that there also is talk that he would be attractive as a backup for other teams if the Lions decide to release or trade him.

Teams have until 4 p.m. MDT Saturday to trim their rosters to 53 players.

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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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