Daunte Culpepper Still a Lion After All

May 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It looks like Daunte Culpepper will be a Lion again after all, just not a Detroit Lion. Reports are swirling that the 33-year-old quarterback is close to signing a deal with the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Detroit brought Culpepper out of semi-retirement two years ago, in the middle of the 2008 season. He started a total of 10 games during his time with the Lions.
Culpepper was the early favorite to be the starter last year, but the plan changed quickly when Detroit drafted quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first overall selection in 2009. Stafford solidified himself as the starter during training camp, with Culpepper as his backup the entire season last year.
The Detroit Lions really had no need to bring Culpepper back this year especially with the addition of quarterback Shaun Hill, who came to Detroit via trade with San Francisco. Hill will be Stafford's backup in 2010.
Culpepper grew unhappy in Detroit after learning his primary role would be as a backu...

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