Any Cleveland fans who were hoping the Browns might still end up bringing Thaddeus Lewis back for camp can forget about it. After being waived last week, Lewis was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions today.
According to our Lions affiliate, Pride of Detroit, it looks like Lewis will compete for the team's No. 3 quarterback spot:
With the Lions adding Lewis, they now have five quarterbacks on their roster. Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill are the top two QBs on the depth chart, and now Kellen Moore and Alex Carder have another competitor for the third spot at the position. Lewis, who went to Duke and has been in the NFL since 2010, seems more than capable of beating out Moore and Carder to be the Lions' third-string QB.
The Lions got a look at Lewis in the preseason last season, when he completed 5-of-8 passes for 90 yards and ran 3 times for 17 yards as a member of the Browns.
I'd agree that Lewis has no chance of unseating Stafford and Hill, who have both started a lot of games for Detroit over the past few seasons. The Lions are bringing Lewis in to have five quarterbacks on their roster for camp. To contrast, the Browns waived Lewis so they could already get down to three quarterbacks on their roster for camp. Hmmm. Lewis tweeted the following upon being claimed by Detroit:
Thanks for all the love. New opportunity in Detroit looking forward to it. Can't wait to get to work. #golions— Thaddeus Lewis (@t_lew9) May 29, 2013
I wish Lewis the best of luck in finding a new home in Detroit, although I still wouldn't be surprised to see him aligned again with Pat Shurmur in Philadelphia somewhere down the road.