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Stanton wants chance to be Lions' backup QB

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By Eric Edholm

QB Drew Stanton felt as if he was railroaded by media members as the Lions cleaned out their lockers this week and stresses he wants to remain in Detroit. In talking to the media on Monday, he indicated he would prefer to move on if he can't get a chance to be the team's backup quarterback to Matthew Stafford. Then, the next day, he posted a note on his personal Web site that he wanted to remain with the team "in whatever capacity I can be!!!" Stanton also hinted that he was healthy enough to start in the finale but that the team gave the ball to Daunte Culpepper instead. In limited duty this season, including his one start, Stanton struggled. He has support in the area because he grew up around Detroit, played college at Michigan State and was a second-round pick of the Lions. Stanton says he wants the chance to be the Lions' backup, especially knowing how short the careers of No. 3 quarterbacks are.


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