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Detroit Lions trading for QB David Blough

The Lions traded for an undrafted rookie.

NFL: Preseason-Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday night, Cleveland Browns backup quarterback David Blough threw for 115 yards and two interceptions against the Detroit Lions.

On Friday, he became a Detroit Lion.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions are trading for Blough, swapping 2022 seventh-round picks with the Browns.

Blough is an undrafted rookie from Purdue. He spent all of the offseason with the Browns, completing 25 of 43 passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions (72.9 passer rating).

It’s not exactly clear what the Lions’ plan is with Blough. There’s little chance the Lions are bringing in Blough to be their primary backup, considering he’s a rookie with no experience under this coaching staff, and we’re just over a week away from the start of the season. However, it’s possible Blough could be the Lions’ practice squad quarterback. If that’s the case, though, the Lions would still have to waive him and hope he clears waivers.

It’s a curious move, but let’s see how it plays out over the course of the weekend.

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