Culpepper could have a chance in Detroit


Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
You can say this much about the Detroit Lions' quarterback position: It's up for grabs. So in that vein, it's not surprising to learn that free agent Daunte Culpepper emerged from two months in retirement to visit the team's practice facility Tuesday.

Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com has the story.

Culpepper, who last played with Oakland in 2007, has been unwilling to join a team that doesn't offer the prospects of a long-term starting job. And while the Lions might not be promising him much, the state of their depth chart -- Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton and Drew Henson -- at least gives Culpepper a chance to win the job.

Culpepper announced his retirement last month but said last week he would consider offers from NFL teams. He initially planned to visit Kansas City on Tuesday but apparently changed his mind after learning of the Lions' interest.

The Lions' immediate interest is not known. They worked out free-agent quarterback Tim Rattay last week but did not sign him.

UPDATE: Birk's Eye View is reporting the Lions have high interest in Culpepper and want to sign him Tuesday.