Lions will take just 3 QBs into training camp
The Lions will once again take just three quarterbacks into training camp — Matthew Stafford, veteran Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton.
“It’s just hard to get four quarterbacks a lot of work in camp. It’s one thing if you have a veteran who’s not practicing very much. Drew Stanton is still a young player, Shaun is coming into a young team, Matt is still a young player ...’’
With the training camp roster limited to 80 by the NFL, Schwartz said they’ll use that roster spot for another position.
The Lions did have three tryout quarterbacks — Taylor Bennett from Louisiana Tech, Andy Schmitt from Eastern Michigan and Donovan Porterie from New Mexico — at the rookie minicamp over the weekend.
“I don’t think there was anybody that was here, if a situation arose during training camp, that we would hesitate to call,’’ Schwartz said.