There is no free ride for former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore to be the backup quarterback in Detroit.
The new coaching staff has signed veteran QB Dan Orlovsky, the Detroit Free Press says the Lions tried to re-sign backup Shaun Hill (Rams) or sign Luke McCown (Saints) but both sign contracts with different clubs last week. .Orlovsky started seven games for the Lions in 2008.
The Lions hired former Colts coach Jim Caldwell to replace Jim Schwartz. Matthew Stafford returns as the starting quarterback.