Update: Kitna traded to Dallas
A league source told me moments ago that the proposed trade of Jon Kitna to Dallas for "late picks" has not been completed yet but "it looks like it's potentially heading in that direction."
Kitna started 36 games in Detroit over three seasons until he was sent to injured reserve last year with back problems after clashing with coaches. He was due a $1-million roster bonus next week and the Lions intended to cut him if they couldn't swing a trade. Daunte Culpepper will enter the season as starter.
No word on the exact compensation yet. The website NationalFootballPost.com is reporting the "late picks" part, and my league source said the deal could be finalized today.
Along with Culpeper, Drew Stanton and Drew Henson will compete for a job in training camp and the Lions are likely to sign a veteran as insurance for Culpepper (and maybe compete for the starting spot) and probably draft a quarterback, too.
Update: Lions spokesperson Bill Keenist has just confirmed the deal is official.
Update II: The Dallas Morning News is reporting the trade is Kitna for defensive back Anthony Henry, with no draft picks involved. The Cowboys have confirmed that deal, the paper reported.