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Lions to meet with Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock

The Lions set up a meeting with the quarterback at Michigan's pro day.

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The Detroit Lions re-signed backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky to a one-year deal earlier in the offseason, but they may still be looking to add another quarterback into the mix. While at University of Michigan's pro day, the Lions set up a meeting with Jake Rudock, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.

Locally, Rudock is a polarizing prospect. Some point to his marked improvement over his senior year at Michigan as a sign of a high ceiling. While others, including our own Alex Reno, believe Rudock just doesn't have what it takes to compete at the next level.

The Lions obviously aren't in need of a starting-level quarterback, with Matthew Stafford under contract for another two seasons. But Detroit could certainly use a young, developmental backup on the roster, and Rudock could certainly fill that role.

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