The Detroit Lions released fourth-string quarterback R.J. Archer on Thursday, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Archer's release comes on the heels of the team's signing of special-teamer Kassim Osgood on Wednesday. With Archer's departure, there's room on the roster for Osgood to slot in. Archer played one series in last week's win over the Baltimore Ravens but never threw a pass in game action.
The news could be good for former Boise State star Kellen Moore, as the report points out. Moore should get more opportunities in the Lions' last two preseason games to prove he deserves a roster spot. Teams have a little over a week to decide how to cut down to their final rosters.
Moore has completed 14 of 29 passes through the first two preseason games with no touchdowns and an interception. The Lions could choose to keep two quarterbacks over three, and starter Matt Stafford and backup Shaun Hill are safe. General manager Martin Mayhew has said he prefers to have three quarterbacks on his roster.
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