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QB Stanton Nowhere Close to Being a Starter

While the Lions were out dining QB Matthew Stafford on Thursday, the team took some time to talk Saturday about current QB Drew Stanton, and GM Martin Mayhew says that it looks like Stanton is a long way from being a starter according to

During an interview with Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew this morning, he laid out the scenario that the team will probably go into training camp with either Daunte Culpepper or Jon Kitna as the starter because those two players have starting experience. Mayhew said he’s viewing both Dan Orlovsky (if he re-signs with the team) and Drew Stanton as potential backups.

About Stanton, the team’s second-round draft pick in 2007, Mayhew said: “He’s a developmental guy for us. He missed the whole first season and he was really a rookie last season. I think what we have to do at quarterback is have as many options as possible. We haven’t seen enough of Drew to say ‘We’re going to anoint you as the starter.’ It’s a tremendous leap of faith to say he can start for us.”

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