McCown's agent looking for trade from Lions

Updated: April 11, 2007, 3:20 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Josh McCown's agent said Wednesday he is hoping the Detroit Lions will find a new home for their backup quarterback.

Josh McCown

"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.

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