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The Lions, lying in wait for this new year ...
For the past four seasons, that job has gone to veteran Shaun Hill, who played in 15 games over his four seasons in Detroit throwing 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. And now, Hill is a free agent and at age 34, is likely reaching the point where he needs to figure out where he wants to finish his career.
After the season and even last week, it looked like that destination could still be Detroit. But on Sunday night, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Hill is headed to visit the St. Louis Rams on Monday.
While a visit is not a deal, by getting a player in a facility, it increases their chances for committing to a deal. And the Rams need a backup quarterback after Kellen Clemens left for San Diego.
Hill is from Kansas and started his college career at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. And Missouri is closer to Detroit than Kansas, if that matters to Hill. So this could be something worth watching Monday as free agency enters its second week.
If Hill were to head elsewhere, 32-year-old Luke McCown could be looked at to be his replacement. McCown has familiarity with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's offensive scheme.
And now a look at other Lions news from around the Interwebs.
Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press writes that things should stay the same in ownership with William Clay Ford Sr.'s passing. Golf played a factor in Golden Tate's decision to come to Detroit, writes Carlos Monarrez of the Free Press.
Tate brings a passion for charity work to Detroit, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
Bill Ford Jr. making an impression already, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.
The Lions, lying in wait for this new year ...After a week of free agency, one of the areas the Detroit Lions still need to fill is who, exactly, will back up starting quarterback Matthew Stafford.