Former Michigan quarterback Drew Henson has been signed by the Lions to replace Drew Stanton as the team's third quarterback. Henson will only be on the team until the 30th unless Stanton gets moved to the PUP list. If that happens, there would still be a roster spot available for Henson, assuming that the Lions want three QBs on the active roster.
Henson was an outstanding baseball and football player at Brighton High School before attending the University of Michigan. He was actually Tom Brady's backup at Michigan in 1998 and 1999 before becoming the starter in 2000. Had he returned for his senior season at Michigan there is a very good chance he would have been a Heisman Trophy candidate, but instead he opted to sign a baseball contract with the Yankees.
That decision proved to be a bad one as he just absolutely stunk, leading him to actually give up baseball in 2004. With his baseball career finished, Henson played for the Cowboys for a couple seasons before heading to NFL Europe for a year. He then returned to the NFL, was released by the Cowboys, and went on to have a couple stints with the Vikings, who let him go nearly a year ago.
To make room for Henson on the Lions roster, wide receiver Eric Fowler was released. This is the second time this summer that Fowler has only been on the team for a few days as he was signed and then quickly released back in July.