Arthroscopic surgery for Stanton leaves Lions thin at QB
Updated: August 3, 2007, 1:33 PM ETBy Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
Jon Kitna. Dan Orlovsky and J.T. O'Sullivan remain as the backups. Kitna took every snap for Detroit in 2006, the first quarterback in team history to ever do so. The Lions traded backup Josh McCown to Oakland during the draft. One of the most athletic quarterbacks in the 2007 draft class, Stanton combined good size (6-feet-3¾), speed (4.75 seconds in the 40) and arm strength to become a highly regarded prospect. His 64.2 percent career completion mark is the best in Spartans' history and second best in Big 10 history. A starter for the final 2½ years of his college career, Stanton completed 543 of 846 passes for 6,524 yards, with 42 touchdown passes and 28 interceptions. He also rushed 332 times for 1,512 yards and 15 touchdowns. Stanton appeared in 36 games with 29 starts.
Senior writer Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com.
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