Lions work out former Broncos starting quarterback
The Detroit Lions already added a veteran quarterback to back up Matthew Stafford, but they could add another one soon. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Lions worked out Trevor Siemian, along with a slew of wide receivers on Friday.
The Lions worked out a group of wide receivers today with QB Trevor Siemian made up of Chris Hogan, Shelton Gibson, Krishawn Hogan and Keon Hatcher.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 14, 2020
Of course, the Lions are getting Stafford back in 2020 after dealing with a nagging back injury that cut his 2019 campaign short. Before his season-ending ailment, Stafford was on track to produce one of the best years of his career last season.
While Detroit is confident in Stafford being 100 percent this season, they went out and signed veteran Chase Daniel. Also, the Lions still have David Blough on the roster, who started in five games for the team amid Stafford’s absence last season.
As for Siemian, he spent last season with the New York Jets as a backup option behind Sam Darnold. Due to Darnold missing time because of mononucleosis, Siemian started in Week 2 versus the Cleveland Browns.
However, early in the contest, Siemian suffered a gruesome season-ending ankle injury. But back in March, it was reported that Siemian had fully recovered from his ankle injury and was looking for a new team in 2020.
Besides Siemian, the Lions are also taking a look at a few wideouts on the open market. Of the wide receivers to work out for them on Friday, Chris Hogan is the most notable name. Hogan, who spent time with the New England Patriots from 2016-18, is familiar with Matt Patricia.
Given the unusual circumstances of the upcoming season, teams in the NFL are searching for reliable depth at multiple positions. Despite Detroit’s current quarterback situation, they could look to sign Siemian and a pass-catcher in the near future.