The wheeling and dealing doesn’t end when Mr. Irrelevant is announced.
After the draft is over, all 32 teams hit the phones and start vying for undrafted rookie free agents.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, one of those players set to sign with the Lions is Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore.
Moore finished a terrific college career as the winningest quarterback in NCAA history (50-3). He was very productive at Boise State (14,667 yards and 142 touchdowns), but stands only 6-foot-tall with an average arm.
The Lions need a third-string quarterback after Drew Stanton left in free agency. It seems Moore would have a great opportunity at making the Lions’ roster. Lions backup quarterback Shaun Hill has two years remaining on his contract and his future with the team is uncertain after that.
“There’s a lot of different layers to it,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said about the undrafted rookie free agent signing period. “You have signing bonuses and some guys you’re competing on money, some guys you’re not competing on money; sometimes you think you got a guy and then you find out 15 minutes later somebody beat you on an offer and things like that.
“It’s a lot like we talked about: having deals to move up in the draft and deals to move back and some of them come to fruition and some of them don’t. It’s all hands on deck; everybody’s going to be working hard to try to get guys under contract and not just get guys under contract, but get guys that have a chance to make our team.”
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