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Kellen Moore | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Boise State
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The Lions will not tender restricted free agents QB Kellen Moore and LB Josh Bynes.
They'll become unrestricted free agents. The Lions still hope to bring Moore back at near the minimum, but didn't deem him worthy of the lowest possible tender price. Moore obviously doesn't have a future as a starter in the NFL, but the Lions may see him as Matthew Stafford's No. 2 in 2015 -- a job Dan Orlovsky had last year. Feb 20 - 9:54 AM

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The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports the Lions hope to re-sign restricted free agent QB Kellen Moore.

With the Lions looking for all the cap room they can find to re-sign Ndamukong Suh, it is possible Detroit non-tenders Moore only to bring him back later in free agency. Moore lacks the physical tools to be a starter in the NFL, but he is a very smart player and valuable asset inside the quarterback room. Detroit's No. 2 quarterback, Dan Orlovsky, is an unrestricted free agent.
Feb 14 - 1:53 PM

ESPN's Michael Rothstein doesn't expect the Lions to re-sign Kellen Moore.

Moore has spent the last three seasons as Detroit's No. 3 quarterback. A restricted free agent, the Lions can save cap space by non-tendering him. Moore could ultimately be brought back on a minimum deal.
Feb 6 - 8:12 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell hinted he plans to keep three quarterbacks.

"It’s tough this day and age, with the way our game is, without a third quarterback," Caldwell admitted. "I’ve had a couple places where we carried two. We’ll see what happens." Kellen Moore has spent the last two years as Detroit's No. 3 quarterback, but needs a strong camp to secure his roster spot and will be pushed by rookie James Franklin. Dan Orlovsky is slated to open the season as Matthew Stafford's backup.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Kellen Moore is expected to stick as the Lions' third quarterback.

The bulked up Moore has shown significant improvement in Year 2. Through three preseason games, he's gone 20-of-30 (66.6 percent) for 223 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It's good for a 110.8 passer rating. The Lions are grooming Moore as Matthew Stafford's long-term backup as 33-year-old Shaun Hill enters the final year of his contract.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Kellen Moore finished the preseason 41-of-78 (52.6 percent) for 434 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Moore was at his best in the preseason finale against the Bills when he was allowed to play the final three quarters. Even if he doesn't survive the cut, he's fully expected to stick on the Lions' practice squad as the third quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 08:03:00 AM

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says undrafted rookie QB Kellen Moore "grasped the offense very well" in minicamp.

"It’s well documented that he doesn’t have the strongest arm, (or) prototypical size," Schwartz said. "(But) you get seven points for moving the ball and getting it into the end zone, and that’s what he has done so far. ... He finds a way to get it done." Moore has drawn almost universally negative reviews from the media, but the Lions sound prepared to give him a long look in camp. He's still almost certainly headed for the practice squad, however.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 02:42:00 PM

According to's Anwar Richardson, undrafted rookie QB Kellen Moore's lack of arm strength "has been noticeable" in offseason workouts.

Per Richardson, Moore's passes lack "a significant zip," and "many ... float toward receivers." Moore had a great college career, but he's going to get exposed in live, game action. He's a practice squad candidate at best in Detroit.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 05:02:00 PM

Coach Jim Schwartz isn't sure if the Lions will carry three quarterbacks.

The Lions have only Shaun Hill and UDFA Kellen Moore under contract behind Matthew Stafford. Moore says he signed with the Lions in part because they had just two other quarterbacks. He may just end up on the practice squad, though.
Sat, May 12, 2012 12:41:00 PM

Lions agreed to terms with Boise State QB Kellen Moore.

The all-time winningest quarterback in NCAA history, Moore is a classic case of a player who was elite in college but doesn't project favorably at the next level. A four-year starter, Moore's intangibles and outstanding anticipation and timing in his throws will have to compensate for his lack of physical tools to make it in the NFL. In Detroit, he would compete as a third-stringer behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 08:03:00 PM

Sporting News draft analyst Russ Lande believes Boise State QB Kellen Moore is in danger of going undrafted after a poor Senior Bowl.

Per Lande, Moore "will have to be amazing at the Combine and his Pro Day if he hopes to get drafted." Compared in stature to an equipment manager rather than a quarterback by FOX's Alex Marvez, Moore reportedly showed "below average arm strength" and was inaccurate on passes beyond ten yards in Mobile.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 07:02:00 PM

After watching Kellen Moore practice for two days at the Senior Bowl, The Sideline View's Adam Caplan compares the former Boise State star to Tyler Palko.

It's not a good thing. According to Caplan, Moore's arm strength is "less than ideal," and he struggles putting any mustard on downfield passes further than 20 yards. draft analyst Tony Pauline recently stated that Moore has the least velocity of any quarterback in Mobile. At under 6-foot and 191 with a noodle arm, Moore may be lucky to be drafted at all this April.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 12:28:00 PM

Boise State QB Kellen Moore measured just 5-foot-11 3/4 and 191 pounds at Monday's Senior Bowl weigh-in.

He's a hair taller than Wisconsin's Russell Wilson, but both quarterbacks' height will be working against them on draft weekend. Moore's arm strength is also considered to be weaker than Wilson's. A prolific college quarterback, Moore projects as a late-round pick or undrafted free agent in the pros.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 03:41:00 PM

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