"Josh sees himself as a starting quarterback, and I agree with
him," Michael McCartney said. "We hope before draft day that
something works out beneficial to Josh and the Lions."
McCown signed a two-year contract a year ago after starting 22
games over the previous three seasons in Arizona. He did not throw
a pass for the Lions, but was used sparingly as a receiver.
Jon Kitna started every game for the Lions last season, and
coach Rod Marinelli has said Kitna again would be his No. 1
quarterback in 2007.
Marinelli told reporters on Tuesday that he only would talk
about players attending the organized team activity at the practice
facility in Allen Park. McCown and receiver Mike Williams, whose
future with the team is in doubt, did not attend the workouts.
A message seeking comment was left for Williams' agent, Mitch
Frankel, on Wednesday.