DETROIT (AP) -Four days of practice was enough for the Detroit Lions, who started new quarterback Daunte Culpepper on Sunday. The three-time Pro Bowl selection hasn't played this season, but got the nod against Jacksonville.
Culpepper signed a two-year contract, which he negotiated as his own agent, with the Lions on Tuesday and began practicing with the team the same day.
Detroit starter Dan Orlovsky was inactive Sunday with a thumb injury.
Culpepper, 31, has thrown for 22,422 yards and 142 touchdowns with 94 interceptions with Minnesota, Miami and Oakland. He retired last year after six lackluster starts with the Raiders. An injured right knee stunted his career in 2005 and a second surgery a year later set him back again.
Culpepper is joining a team that has won only one of its last 16 games, falling to an NFL-worst 31-89 since 2001. Drew Stanton, a second-round pick out of Michigan State last year, and Drew Henson backed him up Sunday.

Recent NFL Discussions

2016 QB Rankings on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 Coaching Changes on Wed, Jun 2016 by Blade
2016 College Conference Previews on Mon, Jun 2016 by Blade
Hot Seat Coaches on Sat, Jun 2016 by Blade

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Talib shot in the leg Aqib Talibwas shot in the leg on Saturday, but seems to have avoided serious injury and will be able to return to the Denver Broncos...
Thumbnail Romo eyes lengthy return Injuries have been an issue at times for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, but the veteran NFL star is far from thinking about...
Thumbnail Lockette retiring from Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are losing another skill-position player from last year’s team as receiver Ricardo Lockette is expected to announce his retirement...
Thumbnail Dolphins securing the D-Line The Miami Dolphins are trying to make a push for the playoffs and they aided that on Saturday by signing Cameron Wake to a two-year...
Thumbnail Updated Super Bowl LI Odds The 2016 NFL Draft has now concluded. How did the draft impact the odds to win the Super Bowl next season?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages