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    Detroit Lions add QB with backups banged up; provide updates on Michael Brockers and D’Andre Swift


    Allen Park — With backup quarterbacks Tim Boyle and David Blough dealing with minor injuries, and not wanting to overwork starter Jared Goff, the Detroit Lions signed quarterback Jordan Ta’amu on Tuesday. 

    “Pretty soon, you start putting all those throws on Goff, because that’s going to end up taking most of it,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said. “That’s not what we want, either, so we just felt we needed to make that move from now.”

    Undrafted out of Ole Miss in 2019, Ta’amu originally signed with the Houston Texans. He’s also spent time with Kansas City, as well as a previous stint with the Lions last December.

    In between NFL jobs, he quarterbacked for the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL. In five games in the now-defunct league, he completed 72% of his throws for 1,050 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He added another 217 yards and a touchdown on 41 carries. 

    As a senior at Ole Miss in 2018, he posted similarly big numbers, throwing for 3,918 yards and rushing for 342, combining for 25 total touchdowns. 



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