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Kellen Moore sticks with Lions

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The Lions have made their way down to 53 men and quarterback Kellen Moore is still on the roster.

Moore’s chances of making the club improved when R.J. Archer was cut loose on Monday and he played well in the team’s final postseason game on Thursday, which, according to Tim Twentyman of the team’s website, was enough for him to nail down a spot on the roster. Like every other player celebrating the fact that they didn’t get axed on Friday night, Moore can still be sent packing before the start of the regular season although he’s the kind of developmental player many teams like as their third quarterback.

Moore’s physical abilities did not impress many people when he worked out for NFL teams, just as they didn’t impress many people during his career at Boise State. They were good enough for him to win a bunch of games in college, though, and the Lions have found enough to like that they’d like to see more of Moore in the future.

Twentyman also reported that the final two cuts in Detroit were wide receiver Patrick Edwards and guard Dan Gerberry. They and every other player involved in a roster move on Friday can be found on our 53-man roster tracker.

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18 Responses to “Kellen Moore sticks with Lions”
  1. nflfollower says: Aug 31, 2012 7:57 PM

    Huh. I don’t mind kellen Moore, but I have a hard time seeing another team taking him off our practice squad and putting him on their active 53. I wish they had kept a guy who had a better chance of contributing on the active 53 and just stashed Moore on the practice squad.

  2. theecowardlylion says: Aug 31, 2012 8:00 PM

    As a Lions fan I am thrilled. This is the kind of leader you want playing with the 2nd (and maybe 3rd string) all week. He went from trainwreck bad in week 1 to damn good in weeks 3 and 4. Smart keep!

  3. blacknole08 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:02 PM

    Good for him. Despite all his flaws one thing you can say about Moore is that he is a winner.

    Plus there is nothing wrong with getting paid to witness Stafford to Johnson first hand.

  4. theecowardlylion says: Aug 31, 2012 8:08 PM

    “Huh. I don’t mind kellen Moore, but I have a hard time seeing another team taking him off our practice squad and putting him on their active 53.”

    I think he showed enough that the staff was certain a weak qb team Minnesota, Jacksonville or Arizona would jump at a chance to develop him.

  5. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 31, 2012 8:17 PM

    The Lions need all the Backup QBs they can get.

    Stafford won’t make it through another season. Too Fragile. Last year was the exception, not the rule.

  6. brianratm says: Aug 31, 2012 8:23 PM

    Tired of the Moore hate. Dude made Boise State. “You play to win the game.” Dude wins games

  7. jaderbear76 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:39 PM

    He won’t be on the team for long! Lions do have one of the best backups in the league!

  8. rickrock6661982 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:43 PM

    Moore is easy trade bait for the Jets, Cardinals and Browns

  9. jimmylions says: Aug 31, 2012 8:48 PM

    He has potential to be the next Drew Stanton – who was actually a really good backup.

  10. donterrelli says: Aug 31, 2012 8:53 PM

    “Moore’s physical abilities did not impress many people when he worked out for NFL teams, just as they didn’t impress many people during his career at Boise State. They were good enough for him to win a bunch of games in college, though, and the Lions have found enough to like that they’d like to see more of Moore in the future.”

    He sure did win some games. He holds the record for most wins ever by a college QB.

  11. ponder7vikings says: Aug 31, 2012 9:06 PM

    Good Luck at losing Detriot.

  12. lionsdraftguy says: Aug 31, 2012 9:20 PM

    @ponder7vikings

    Dude why are u a Vikings fan talking trash? Your team is horrible. Lions will sweep Minnesota for the next few years.

  13. realitypolice says: Aug 31, 2012 9:29 PM

    Can people slow down on saying Moore “made Boise State” and on giving him all the credit for all of the winning there?

    In the 5 years before Moore got to BSU, they were 46-9, including 23-3 the two years before he got there.

    Boise State is a perennial powerhouse football program. In fact, right now as we speak, BSU is beating Michigan State without the immortal winner Kellen Moore leading them.

  14. johnnycash19 says: Aug 31, 2012 10:03 PM

    ponder7vikings says: Aug 31, 2012 9:06 PM

    Good Luck at losing Detriot.
    ————-
    Ponder7Vikings…… I could just stop and laugh at your name, but then you spelled Detroit wrong. So I get to laugh twice as hard.

    As for Moore, good for him. I was a huge Kellen fan from his days at Boise State. No one gave him a chance except for Detroit. I fully expect Moore to be the back up, if not next year, then in 2 years when Hill’s contract is up.

    I remember PFT saying “Moore doesn’t look like an NFL QB” after the 1st preseason game. Well he is now!

  15. garrison1981 says: Aug 31, 2012 11:26 PM

    Ur a Vikings fan taking bout Detroit losing! What was your record last year again! Oh yeah u drafted 4th so u suck! And with that garbage Qb ponder your gonna suck again! All u have is 2 good players! Enjoy your spot at the bottom of the NFC North because that’s we’re you’ll be staying at for the next decade!

  16. stevet321 says: Sep 1, 2012 1:31 AM

    The main “Development QB” point is still going over alot of heads.

    “Professional” football teams are just that…professional. If you can be a contributing team member or if the bosses believe you will be…They Will Invest!!!

    That is how a good team gets better. They have the task at hand dealt with and an eye on the future. Professionals get paid to get results either individually or as a team player.

    The armchair haters that can’t see that or just want to argue ’cause they like argue will always look down their nose at the future at the expense of the present…and it will come back to bite them. Hard.

    Go get ‘em Kellen. Go big red. Go broncos. Go lions!

  17. theecowardlylion says: Sep 1, 2012 9:46 AM

    Gotta love the Vikings fan talking trash in a QB thread. Dude, the Vikings continue to be the worst in the division and now at a time when the quality of the other three teams is higher than it’s ever been.

    Not to mention, Ponder is presumably the WORST starter in the NFL. If only they were fortunate to have a guy like Moore to develop. Then again, as bad as things are, he’s probably wind up starting, which wouldn’t be good for anyone involved.

  18. joerymi says: Sep 4, 2012 10:48 PM

    Is there a long line of undrafted developmental QBs doing anything in the league?

    My assumption would be that Hill will be the backup for a couple more seasons, and it is unlikely Moore is still here.

    Better yet, if Moore lights up the Lions D in practice, maybe Seattle gives him 20 Million to sit on their bench.

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