The latest out of Detroit, courtesy of the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett..
- The Lions are in the market for a backup quarterback after losing Shaun Hill to the Rams and are now expected to turn their sights to Dan Orlovsky, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Orlovsky played four seasons for the Lions from 2005-08 and made seven starts. He spent the 2011 season with the Colts playing for new Lions coach Jim Caldwell and was with the Buccaneers the last two years.
- The Lions picked Matthew Stafford over Mark Sanchez when they were looking for a quarterback at the top of the 2009 NFL draft and now that Sanchez is a free agent, they don’t have any interest in bringing him to Detroit, Birkett writes. “We have not entertained it, in that regard,” Caldwell said. “But talented guy who’s got experience in the league, and I’m sure there are a lot of teams who are looking at him closely.” It goes without saying that Orlovsky is much more likely than the USC product.
- Caldwell and Lions president Tom Lewand say they’re not concerned about Ndamukong Suh‘s contract situation becoming a distraction for the team, Birkett writes.