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Bad back forces Kitna to miss Sunday's start

Updated: October 12, 2008, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Lions scratched quarterback Jon Kitna from Sunday's game at Minnesota because of a bad back that ended his personal streak of 36 consecutive games started.

Dan Orlovsky, who relieved Kitna in last week's loss at Chicago, was in the starting lineup for the winless Lions. Drew Stanton became the backup, and Drew Henson -- just signed to the active roster -- was designated as the third quarterback. Detroit released running back Marcus Thomas to make room for ...

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