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Lions Working Out QB Jimmy Clausen On Monday

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent QB Jimmy Clausen is working out for the Lions on Monday.

  • Dave Birkett reports that Clausen will throw for free agents who will be visiting with the team next week. Birkett adds that the Lions are currently getting their ready lists in place.

Last week, the Redskins hosted Clausen for a workout, but did not sign him to a contract following the session. The good news, however, is that Clausen appears to be one of the more popular available quarterbacks, so it’s possible he could get an opportunity with a team in the coming weeks.

As of now, the Lions have Dan Orlovsky and rookie Jake Rudock as backups to starter Matthew Stafford.

Clausen, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Panthers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract with the Panthers before signing on with the Bears as an unrestricted free agent in 2015.

Chicago waived him midseason and Clausen was later claimed off of waivers by the Ravens.

In 2015, Clausen appeared in four games for the Ravens and threw for 739 yards while completing 57.6 percent of his passes to go along with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

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