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Lions sign Patrick Ramsey

The Lions signed veteran quarterback Patrick Ramsey to fill the roster spot left open when Matthew Stafford was placed on injured reserve.

Ramsey was with the Titans until October when they released him to make room for defensive back Cary Williams. Ramsey subsequently tried out for several teams, including the Giants and Steelers, but remained unemployed until Saturday.

While he doesn’t figure to play for Detroit this season, Ramsey could make himself a contender for a spot as a veteran backup for Stafford in 2010. Or he could just earn a couple of weeks of salary before hopping back on the league’s quarterback carousel.

Ramsey and fellow former first-round pick Daunte Culpepper will back up Drew Stanton when the 2007 second-rounder makes his first career start Sunday against the 49ers.

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16 Responses to “Lions sign Patrick Ramsey”
  1. Hooby says: Dec 26, 2009 4:57 PM

    my day just got better

  2. marshall70 says: Dec 26, 2009 5:06 PM

    Word is Daunte will be in Green Bay next season. Ted Thompson is very interested and feels he could thrive as Packer.

  3. Favre On HGH says: Dec 26, 2009 5:12 PM

    Amazing how everyone was saying they Lions couldn’t protect Stafford and they shouldn’t play him because he couldn’t finish the season healthy were right.

  4. Hauschild says: Dec 26, 2009 5:25 PM

    My goodness, that dude is still employable in the NFL???

  5. footballrulz says: Dec 26, 2009 5:47 PM

    @ marshall70
    Where is it on this post that the Packers are mentioned? Or the Vikes for that matter. You’d best be worrying about Monday nite. That new “boy” of yours don’t like cold weather.

  6. Brewster says: Dec 26, 2009 6:03 PM

    This guy had what appeared to be a promising career in Washington until Steve Spurrier introduced him to a new offensive scheme that provided zero protection to the QB. Ramsey spent Sunday afternoons on his back staring at the sky and Spurrier collected his money and went back to the college ranks.
    No one said life is fair, but I’d like to see Ramsay succeed somewhere.

  7. eagles_2031 says: Dec 26, 2009 6:19 PM

    why does detroit always collect crappy players. i thought matt millen was gone….

  8. dewalt2990 says: Dec 26, 2009 7:20 PM

    because there’s average nfl quarterbacks alllll over the place, looking for work….right eagles?

  9. slipkid says: Dec 26, 2009 8:14 PM

    ramsey isnt that bad. spurrier did destroy him.
    i see a lot of guys like that having real second acts.
    but it’s a peecee league. so we will get to see ookie fail again first.

  10. bake says: Dec 26, 2009 8:59 PM

    just got off the phone with dan snyder. he says he’ll give detroit 3 first rounders and pay him 100 million to come back…………..

  11. Mean D says: Dec 26, 2009 9:48 PM

    “This guy had what appeared to be a promising career in Washington until Steve Spurrier introduced him to a new offensive scheme that provided zero protection to the QB.” An offensive scheme that provides zero protection for the QB? The words of an idiot.

  12. Captain says: Dec 26, 2009 10:59 PM

    Ramsey will replace Culpepper next year unless they sign Chuck Norris.

  13. Brewster says: Dec 26, 2009 11:29 PM

    # Mean D says: December 26, 2009 9:48 PM
    “This guy had what appeared to be a promising career in Washington until Steve Spurrier introduced him to a new offensive scheme that provided zero protection to the QB.” An offensive scheme that provides zero protection for the QB? The words of an idiot.
    _____
    “the words of an idiot”? You must be a real *uckin genius, there aren’t many people who call Sonny Jurgenson an idiot.
    Or maybe your screen name is really Steve Spurrier.

  14. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Dec 27, 2009 12:14 AM

    No, Brewster is 100% correct. Spurrier’s idiocy ruined Ramsey. Kid had a lot of guts and a lot of talent and it was all wasted.

  15. Treima says: Dec 27, 2009 1:43 AM

    They ought to sign Chef Ramsey to yell at the players.
    “Learn to block, you stupid donkeys!”

  16. dewalt2990 says: Dec 27, 2009 8:54 AM

    chef ramsey….now you guys are making sense.

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