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Detroit Lions: QB Kellen Moore stronger, more confident

ALLEN PARK — In his second Lions’ training camp, Kellen Moore looks sharper and more confident.

Moore worked in the offseason on his arm strength.
“I felt like I got stronger, I feel I can get a little more zip on it,’’ Moore said. “I think it’s a combination of weight room and then just having more experience and being able to throw with more confidence, having  your body in position and all that good stuff.’’

Coach Jim Schwartz has seen a difference in Moore too.

“It’s been a big jump for a lot of players that are first year to second. You’re seeing the same things that we see,’’ Schwartz said. “(Moore has) good command over the offense, good rapport with the other skilled players on offense and has good command of what we’re doing on defense and what he’s presented with. He’s made very accurate passes. We liked that about him last year and we’re seeing the things that have made him such an accomplished college football player.”

Moore is third on the depth chart behind Matthew Stafford

and Shaun Hill. Thaddeus Lewis is the fourth quarterback at camp.

He’s not fooling himself, he’s still quite far behind Stafford in arm strength.

“No way, Shaun and I play our own games,’’ Moore said.

Like most of the players, he’s looking forward to the preseason games starting Aug. 8 against the New York Jets at Ford Field.

“It will be nice, I haven’t played in a game for a little while, I haven’t suited up in pads for a game, it’ll be fun,’’ Moore said.

Moore was on the 53-man roster last season but never activated for a game.

Schwartz has said they are unsure if they will keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. There are plenty of variables depending on numbers at other positions.

If the Lions decide to carry just Stafford and Hill on the 53-man roster, Moore would be eligible for the practice squad.

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Blogger Ronald Dulaney said...

K. Moore update: he spent his second preseason out playing the other quarterbacks with four TDs,and a 99.4 quarterback rating. never used in the regular season games.

7:12 PM 

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