Detroit Lions headlines: Reported AAF quarterback signing
The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed a quarterback prior to their preseason finale with the Cleveland Browns. That and more in today’s headlines.
The Detroit Lions will close out their preseason this week, heading to Ohio to play the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. Following that contest, the Lions will trim their roster to 53-players and start preparing for Week One of the regular season.
With one preseason matchup left on their schedule, the Lions have already made some roster moves ahead of their final exhibition. We’ll discuss that and more in today’s edition of headlines.
Report: Lions signing former AAF quarterback Luis Perez – Pro Football Talk
With just two days before their final preseason game against the Browns, the signing of Luis Perez is likely just insurance the team will be able to field enough quarterbacks for the game as Matthew Stafford, Tom Savage, and possible even Josh Johnson could sit this one out. At best, this is an evaluation of Perez as a possible practice squad addition.
Perez went undrafted out of Texas A&M-Commerce in 2018, landing with the Los Angeles Rams. He played in only one preseason game for the Rams, completing 8 of his 15 passes for 43 yards and throwing an interception.
After a quick stint on the Rams’ practice squad, Perez landed in the now-debunked Alliance of American Football (AAF) throwing for nearly 1,500 yards, five scores and six picks for the Birmingham Iron. He spent part of this offseason with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Lions activate Longa; Tabor, Crosby and Savage return to practice – The Detroit News
After suffering an ACL injury last August, the Lions are unsure about linebacker Steve Longa‘s future is with the team. He may or may not participate in Thursday’s game against the Browns, but the fact he’s been activated off the physically unable to perform list now surely points to it being a possibility. It could be Longa’s lone chance to prove he deserves roster consideration.
Detroit Lions’ Teez Tabor feels good in return to practice, faces crucial week – Detroit Free Press
Is this the end of the line for Teez Tabor? That’s unclear. But according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press, this is a big week for the former second-rounder. If the Lions do decide to move on from the 23-year old corner this weekend, it would be a rare blemish on the draft record of general manager Bob Quinn.
Now on crutches, Patricia unsure of Week 1 setup – ESPN.com
It’s been certainly awkward to watch Patricia try to orchestrate the team and throw challenge flags from behind the benches at his elevated perch from a refreshments table. But there’s hope that could change soon as it’s being reported he’s graduated to crutches. But it appears the change will be gradual as the second-year head coach is still using that Batman-inspired ATV to get around at practice. I mean, who wouldn’t?