Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Think I Know Who The Lions Are Taking With The First Pick Of The Draft...

Okay, so I'm not breaking anything major here, but it is looking more and more that with the first pick of the draft, the Detroit Lions will select Matthew Stafford. What makes me so certain? Well the Lions traded their only quarterback with remote credibility, Jon Kitna, to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for cornerback Anthony Henry. Via

The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions swapped veteran players on Saturday, resulting in new addresses for cornerback Anthony Henry and quarterback Jon Kitna.

The Cowboys acquired a veteran backup for starter Tony Romo in Kitna, who started four games for the Lions last season before being placed on injured reserve with a back injury in October. Kitna was deemed expendable by the Lions, who renegotiated the contract of Daunte Culpepper and also own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

The Cowboys had a need for a backup when they released veteran Brad Johnon on Thursday. Kitna is due a $1 million roster bonus March 3.

So either they're going to draft Matthew Stafford, or it's back to Dan Orlovsky. And we all remember Dan Orlovsky...

And one last thing, going back to the article that I cited, I'm confused. Who is Brad Johnon? This article says he was a Dallas QB that was released, but I've never heard of him. They had a veteran QB named Brad Johnson, who won a Super Bowl a several years ago with Tampa Bay, but I could not tell you the first thing about Brad Johnon? Is he any good?

Update: The hilarity never ends! Dan Orlovsky has just signed a contract with the Houston Texans. Frankly, I'm surprised that no one in the CFL wanted him. He'd be great there.

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