Lions cutting Tim Boyle

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After Sunday’s preseason game, Lions coach Dan Campbell was asked what he had seen from backup quarterbacks Tim Boyle and David Blough in the team’s search for a backup quarterback.

“It became very clear,” Campbell said, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN. “I think we got things answered. I’ll leave it at that.”

Campbell might have meant the Lions need to look outside the organization for a backup. Neither Blough nor Boyle won the job.

But Boyle for sure has lost it.

The Lions are cutting Boyle, NFL Media reports. His release will save the Lions $1.75 million against the cap.

Boyle started Sunday and went 5-of-15 64 yards and an interception, getting pulled after throwing the pick.

The only question now is: Will the Lions keep Blough as the backup to Jared Goff?

7 responses to “Lions cutting Tim Boyle

  1. I remember the Packer fans were upset at the time about losing him. Then on Detroit radio Mike Valenti talked about how was this guy an NFL QB because he had a horrible college career. I never knew much about him, but im not going to miss him. We will get our QB rookie next draft with how many picks we have, time for us to get our Herbert or Allen.

  2. Blough makes it to the 53 and gets cut after the Lions claim the best QB that gets waived and then sign Blough to practice squad is my guess.

  3. Both those guys looked god awful. I would not be surprised to see them dump both for another decent back up. The packers Entling who they cant keep is better then either of them

  4. youngstownsteelersfan says:
    August 29, 2022 at 10:16 pm
    They will call the steelers about Mason Rudolph


    I don’t see a team in Detroit’s position trading real assets for a backup QB. If anything, they will take a developmental guy for free off the waiver wire. There’s about to be 30+ QBs on the market, I can guarantee 15 of those 30 are better than Blough and Boyle today as well as have a higher ceiling than either of those guys.

    Rudolph is a find backup QB for a team that is competing. If Goff gets hurt, Detroit is fine with punting the rest of the year to draft a QB next year. Rudolph will not be fine with that situation, so it’s really not a good fit at all.

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