Lions add quarterback R.J. Archer

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback R.J. Archer and released wide receiver Troy Burrell.

The move that creates competition for Kellen Moore was announced Thursday.

Archer
was cut as a rookie free agent by the Minnesota Vikings two years ago.
He plays for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League.

The
former William and Mary standout will likely get a chance to compete
with Moore – an undrafted rookie from Boise State – to be the team’s
third-string quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill when
training camp begins next month.

Burrell is an undrafted rookie from Wayne State. He is a native of Port Huron.