Found March 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
The Lions have at least one vacancy in their quarterback depth chart behind starter Matthew Stafford. Drew Stanton agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Jets on Friday, according to reports in New York. Stanton is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback behind Jets starter Mark Sanchez. Both Stanton and Shaun Hill, the Lions No. 2 quarterback, were free agents. Hill was in St. Louis on Thursday and Friday to meet with the Rams. Stanton was the Lions second-round draft pick of Michigan State in 2007 but played sparingly, partly because of injuries. Stanton missed all of his rookie season with a knee injury sustained in training camp. Stantons only sustained playing time with the Lions came near the end of the 2010 season when he started three games. He started three games -- the only starts of his career -- and led the Lions to victories over the Packers and Buccaneers. Stanton was the No. 3 quarterback in 2011 behind Stafford and backup Shaun Hill and was not a...

Jets add backup QB Drew Stanton on 1-year contract

The New York Jets have added backup quarterback Drew Stanton with a $1.25 million, 1-year contract. Stanton tells The Associated Press the deal was agreed to Friday, a day after he arrived to meet with team officials. The Jets signed Mark Sanchez to a three-year contract extension last week. Stanton made the most of limited opportunities to play during his first three seasons...

Lions re-sign Shaun Hill, Jeff Backus

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Lions have continued their work in this years free-agent market to keep their own players. They addressed the quarterback position Saturday night, re-signing backup Shaun Hill. They also re-signed starting offensive left tackle Jeff Backus. Both were unrestricted free agents and could have signed with any team without the Lions getting compensation in return...

Hill reportedly will re-sign with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Lions appear to have retained their insurance policy behind starting quarterback Matthew Stafford. Shaun Hill, a valuable backup to Stafford and emergency starter, visited the St. Louis Rams on Thursday and Friday but reportedly has informed Rams management that he has agreed to terms on a contract with the Lions. It was reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

Backus, Hill reportedly returning to Lions

A report on the Detroit Lions' website says offensive tackle Jeff Backus and backup quarterback Shaun Hill have agreed to two-year contracts to stay with the team. Backus is entering his 12th NFL season and has played only for the Lions, starting every game of his career. The 32-year-old Hill has been with Detroit the last two seasons, backing up Matthew Stafford. Hill started...

New York Jets: Quick Defense Of Drew Stanton Signing

I know you aren’t excited about the Drew Stanton signing New York Jets fans so let me play a quick Devil’s Advocate. First off, he is a substantial upgrade over Mark Brunell. Second, he was signed to a one year with the expectation that Greg McElroy will be ready to take over the #2 spot in 2013. Third, Stanton’s career numbers aren’t impressive but that is thanks to an ugly...

The Wire: Week 11

Shaun Hill, QB DetroitOwned in 22% of Yahoo Fantasy Leagues Matthew Stafford has proven to be fragile as glass, giving Shaun Hill the reigns to the Lions high powered offense.  The journeyman QB has responded with multiple 300 yard passing games this season, including a strong 323 yard passing performance last week against Buffalo.  Hill is certainly not an every week fantasy...

Grosse Pointe Shores big spenders

Grosse Pointe Shores is one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country, and two of its prominent residents own rust-belt NFL franchises that spread the wealth in the last two days. Lions owner William Clay Ford and Bills owner Ralph Wilson gave contracts to two players that had a combined value of 232 million and 110 guaranteed. On Wednesday, the Lions extended the contract of wide...

New York Jets Look To Sign Drew Stanton, Could He Replace Mark Sanchez?

Gang Green is taking a less aggressive approach during this 2012 NFL Free Agency frenzy. How less aggressive?  According to, the top target for the New York Jets on the open market this year appears to be quarterback Drew Stanton.  The biggest problem for Jets fans is that this report does not come on April Fool’s Day. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit...

Jets sign WR Schilens, QB Stanton to deals

The New York Jets signed wide receiver Chaz Schilens and quarterback Drew Stanton to contracts. Terms were not disclosed for Schilens, who had just 23 receptions despite playing in 15 games last season for the Oakland Raiders. Schilens has shown promise when healthy, reeling in 72 catches for 902 yards and seven touchdowns since being drafted out of San Diego State in 2008. Stanton...

Lions looking to beef up offensive line through draft

The Detroit Lions are looking to improve their offensive line this offseason, and will apparently be looking for help from their incoming rookie class. The Lions have already hosted three offensive linemen – Mike Adams, Kelechi Osemele and Brandon Brooks – for pre-draft visits. Are the Lions targeting Mike Adams? It’s worth noting that all three players tip the scales at a...

Lions re-sign Jeff Backus, Shaun Hill

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