Lions make trade with Browns for quarterback David Blough

Blough completed 11 of 17 passes for 115 yards and threw two interceptions in a 20-16 win over the Lions in the exhibition finale.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded rookie quarterback David Blough to the Detroit Lions, who got a firsthand look at him Thursday night.

Blough completed 11 of 17 passes for 115 yards and threw two interceptions in a 20-16 win in the exhibition finale. The undrafted free agent from Purdue finished 25 of 43 for 271 yards with two touchdown passes and the two picks during the preseason.

Cleveland and Detroit swapped seventh-round draft picks in 2022 in the deal.

Blough wasn’t going to make the Browns’ roster, but it’s possible the team was going to sign him to their practice squad.

The Lions have been moving quarterbacks in and out over the past week. Tom Savage is expected to back up starter Matthew Stafford. Savage returned from a concussion sustained in the preseason opener and played the first half Thursday.

However, he was outperformed by Josh Johnson, who came in and threw a TD pass and ran for a score.

Tommylee Lewis 1 of 12 cuts announced by Lions

Tommylee Lewis was one of 12 cuts announced by the Detroit Lions on Friday.

Lewis was the receiver involved in the controversial play late in last year’s NFC championship game, when he was playing for New Orleans. He was hit in the fourth quarter by Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Rams, but no flag for pass interference was thrown. Los Angeles took advantage of the huge break and won in overtime.

Lewis signed with Detroit in the offseason.

The other players released by the Lions on Friday were: safety Andrew Adams, offensive linemen Luke Bowanko, Ryan Pope and Micah St. Andrew, cornerbacks Andre Chachere and Jamar Summers, wide receiver Jordan Lasley, defensive linemen Eric Lee and Mitchell Loewen, punter Ryan Santoso and running back James Williams.