Shortly after the second preseason game was in the books the coaching staff began the process of determining who they will cut to shave the Detroit Lions roster down to 53 men. Every beat reporter has his or her own projections but the reporters from MLive had some interesting predictions about the quarterback position.
According to projections by MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke and Justin Rogers, the Detroit Lions will only keep two quarterbacks on the roster for the 2014 season. That means Kellen Moore could be cut in favor of Dan Orlovsky.
Kellen Moore had the game winning drive the first preseason game against Cleveland and had some success against Oakland last Friday. However those reps have come against 3rd teamers and although he has looked impressive his playing time has come against players that will likely be cut this week.
If the Detroit Lions keep just two quarterbacks on the active roster it will be the first time since 2009. Keeping just two QB’s on the Detroit Lions roster would be a calculated risk for the coaching staff based on the durability of recent durability of their signal callers. The move will also free up space for a player that could contribute on special teams.
So if he is cut what is to become of Kellen Moore? Certainly the Detroit Lions would love to have Moore on the practice squad but the third year quarterback is not eligible and will likely opt to pursue a roster position with another team.
What say you? Is cutting Kellen Moore a good move or is keeping just two quarterbacks on the Detroit Lions roster too risky?
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