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Lions Free Agency: QB Drew Stanton Signs With Jets

The Detroit Lions made at least one blockbuster move following free agency, locking up wide receiver Calvin Johnson to a record-setting contract. It is no surprise that some of the lesser Lions roster moves may get overshadowed as a result of this. On Friday, a member of the 2011 Lions team signed elsewhere and will be heading East.

Aaron Wilson of Scout.com reports that quarterback Drew Stanton has signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets, worth $1.25 million. Whereas in 2011 Stanton acted as the backup to Matthew Stafford, in 2012 he will be supporting Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez, who just signed an extension that will keep him in the New Meadowlands for the next five years.

Stanton started three games for the Lions in 2010, throwing four touchdowns and three interceptions.

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