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Lions Reportedly Have No Interest in Culpepper, Jordan, or Simms

Free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper is looking for work, and his search will have to continue as the Lions don't have any interest in his services.  Culpepper recently got in contact with the Lions to see if they would want to bring him in, but thankfully Detroit isn't interested at this time.

There's been a lot of speculation that the Lions might be interested in Daunte Culpepper, but as of now, there's no interest in signing the free agent quarterback.

The Lions are going to go into camp with their current crop of quarterbacks and they're hoping that either Drew Stanton or Dan Orlovsky steps up to secure the No. 2 spot behind Jon Kitna. There's a difference between having the No. 2 job and actually being a solid backup NFL quarterback.

While the Lions don't have any interest in Culpepper right now, that might change in several weeks if Stanton and/or Orlovsky fail to look good in practice and the preseason games. The Lions obviously have a long-term goal of going with a younger quarterback, but they also have to make sure they've got a quality backup behind Kitna for this season.

Raiders running back LaMont Jordan and Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms have been mentioned as two players that could join the Lions as well, but it appears that neither is coming to Detroit anytime soon.

Running back LaMont Jordan was also in for a visit, but the Lions, according to sources, aren't interested in signing him. There also has been a lot of discussion about the possibility of bringing in quarterback Chris Simms, but those rumors are -- according to sources -- baseless.

That's very good news to hear as it would take a trade to add Jordan or Simms, and neither really is worth giving up a draft pick to make a deal happen.

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