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

April 2, 2014 

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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