Detroit Lions Position Analysis: Could Team Keep Only Two Quarterbacks?

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions have three quarterbacks in camp: Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill, and Drew Stanton.  Everybody in the NFL knows that these three quarterbacks will make the cut when the Lions pare the roster to 53 players on September 4th.  But on further review, maybe not!
Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill are safe.  Anybody that even implies that either of those players will not make the roster is certifiably crazy.  The only place where the Lions have room to play with quarterbacks is with Drew Stanton.  It has become en vogue for some fans to speculate the Lions will keep only two quarterbacks on the roster.  But does this really make sense?
The NFL rules allow a team to carry 53 players on the roster for the season.  Only 45 of those players are allowed to be active for a game and dress.  The other eight players are considered inactive and do not dress for the game.  But the quarterback position has a special exception called the ...

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