NFL training camp is right around the corner, which means veterans and rookies alike are going to be battling it out for the last few roster spots available. That includes players on the Detroit Lions, as team insider Eric Woodyard recently revealed one veteran in danger of being cut before Week 1.
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Woodyard detailed how quarterback Tim Boyle finds himself on the roster bubble right now. He enters training camp in a battle for the backup job behind starter Jared Goff. The 27-year-old's competition is David Blough, a player that has been receiving praise throughout the offseason.
Boyle started three games for the Lions last season, but was unable to capture his first NFL win. He completed 64.9% of his pass attempts for 526 yards and 3 touchdowns. However, his struggles with turning the ball over (6 interceptions) and inability to scramble stuck out as huge weak points.
Meanwhile, Blough didn't throw a single pass in 2021. He did start five games for the Lions back in 2019, though. The 26-year-old owns a career completion percentage of 54.3% and has tossed 4 touchdowns compared to 7 picks. If it wasn't already clear, there's not a favorite in this fight.
This is a competition that could easily come down to preseason performances. One thing Boyle has going for him is that Detroit would save more money by cutting Blough than him. For now, the Lions remain a long shot to win Super Bowl 57 with odds set at +10000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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