The Lions could be faced with some tough dec... The Lions could be faced with some tough decisions at
QB for the next several weeks. Dan Orlovsky got his first NFL
start in Sunday's 12-10 loss to the Vikings and it appears he
might be starting again next week against the Texans. Lions
management has refused to answer any questions about the long-term
health of QB Jon Kitna, who missed all of last week with back
problems. Kitna had an MRI and also consulted a spine specialist,
but the Lions refuse to discuss details of Kitna's health. Kitna
did not make the trip to Minnesota. Lions coach Rod Marinelli said
the organization would huddle Monday morning and discuss Kitna's
future. While Orlovsky has been the backup all season, he's on a
one-year contract. Drew Stanton, last year's second-round draft
pick, appears to be the future of the team. Stanton finally is
healthy after spraining his right thumb in the preseason and took
half the snaps in practice last week. If Kitna is going to miss an
extended period of time, the Lions will have to make a decision of
when -- or if -- to make the switch from Orlovsky to Stanton.

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