Detroit Lions waive QB David Blough, sign Nate Sudfeld to serve as Jared Goff’s backup

DETROIT — The Lions have turned to the Waiver Wire for a backup quarterback after cutting Tim Boyle and David Blough.

Detroit announced Wednesday that it has ditched Blough and signed former San Francisco 49ers backup Nate Sudfeld, who will serve as Jared Goff’s backup. The Lions cut Boyle on Tuesday.

The Lions are interested in getting Blough back on their training roster, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sudfeld, 28, played four games for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2017-2020, throwing for 188 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He spent the 2021 season with the 49ers, who cut him off on Tuesday.

Both Boyle and Blough had disappointing performances in the preseason finals against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Afterward, Lions coach Dan Campbell said he got “clarity” about the backup quarterback situation.

“I think it’s what anyone would think for the position, and is it someone that we know can come in and if something happens, steer the ship and go through some games and win?” Campbell said. “If you lose your starter for two or three games, you have to decide if they can win those games for you. So that’s what we’re wrestling with.”

Blough, 27, joined the Lions in a trade with the Cleveland Browns in August 2019 and has spent the last three seasons in Detroit. He started 0-5 five times in the 2019 season and averaged 1,033 passing yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven career games. Detroit Lions waive QB David Blough, sign Nate Sudfeld to serve as Jared Goff’s backup

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