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10 David Blough QB

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June 21, 2021 06:20 PM
Lions' David Blough: Likely to remain in No. 3 role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough likely will remain in a No. 3 role to open the 2021 campaign, Benjamin Raven of reports.

The Lions let incumbent No. 2 QB Chase Daniels walk this spring, only to replace him with another high-priced backup in former Green Bay quarterback Tim Boyle. However, with Boyle only under contract for one season, Blough -- who will be a restricted free agent at the end of the league year -- could be in the mix for the backup role behind Jared Goff next summer.

January 9, 2021 12:28 AM
Lions' David Blough: Serves as third-string QB in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed six of 10 passes for 49 yards with one interception in one game in 2020.

After Blough made the Detroit roster out of training camp only to get cut in September, the Lions thought enough of the 25-year-old to sign him back to the active roster once it was known in October that the Cowboys were in the market for someone to replace Dak Prescott (knee). However, Blough went on to see action in just a single game in 2020 while serving as the No. 3 QB behind Matthew Stafford and Chase Daniel. While there's a chance he could return as the No. 2 option in 2021 should Daniel be let go, it seems more likely that Detroit will take a developmental signal-caller in the upcoming draft to fill that role.

December 26, 2020 04:24 PM
Lions' David Blough: Plays three drives in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed six of 10 passes for 49 yards and an interception while adding an 18-yard scramble in Saturday's 47-7 loss to Tampa Bay.

Matthew Stafford hurt his ankle on the Lions' first possession and they were getting blown out with veteran backup Chase Daniel under center, so the team decided to see what it had in Blough. The 25-year-old Purdue product didn't do much of note in his three possessions, but it's possible Detroit could opt to start him over Daniel in next week's season finale against the Vikings if Stafford's unable to play.

October 17, 2020 06:32 PM
Lions' David Blough: Signs with Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough signed with the Lions' active roster Saturday.

Blough was on the Lions' practice squad after getting cut in September, and according to Chris Burke of The Athletic, the Lions made this move because the Cowboys were looking to sign Blough. The Purdue product completed just 54 percent of his passes for 5.7 yards per attempt over five games last year. He will operate as the No. 3 quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Chase Daniel.

September 6, 2020 09:44 PM
David Blough: Let go by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

It would have been surprising to see Blough beat out veteran Chase Daniels for the backup gig behind Matthew Stafford, but Blough evidently had a strong camp, which put him in contention for the role. He'll hit the waiver wire along with a host of other notable names at QB and could make it back through to the team's practice squad should everything work out in the Lions' favor.

December 29, 2019 08:20 PM
Lions' David Blough: Can't get going against Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed 12 of 29 pass attempts for 122 yards and an interception in the team's Week 17 loss to the Lions. He added one reception for 19 yards and a touchdown.

Blough's most meaningful contribution to the game came halfway through the first quarter when he caught a 19-yard touchdown from Danny Amendola. Otherwise, he struggled to move the offense, completing only three passes of 10 yards or more. After turning in a surprising performance on Thanksgiving against the Bears, Blough completed only 72 of 136 pass attempts for 704 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions across his last four games. Though he may have a future in the league as a backup, Blough is unlikely to retain the starting role in Detroit with Matthew Stafford (back/hip) slated to return in 2020.

December 23, 2019 07:32 PM
Lions' David Blough: Absorbs four Broncos sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed 12 of 24 pass attempts for 117 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 loss to Denver.

The former Purdue Boilermaker had absorbed nine sacks over his past three outings coming into Sunday's matchup, and he was once again under duress Week 16 against the Von MIller-led Broncos pass rush, absorbing six QB hits and four sacks as Detroit dropped its 11th game in 12 tries. Blough was able to avoid committing any giveaways after establishing a 3:5 TD:INT through his first three career starts, but with another subpar showing in the yardage department, he now sits at 216.5 passing yards per game for the year. He's expected to be in the lineup once again in the regular-season finale as Detroit looks to snap its extended losing streak against a Packers team that remains in contention for a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.

December 19, 2019 12:52 PM
Lions' David Blough: Set to start Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough will start Sunday's game against Denver and could get the nod in the Dec. 29 season finale against Green Bay after the Lions placed Matthew Stafford (back/hip) on injured reserve Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Stafford had already missed the Lions' past six games, but the move to IR means he's officially been shuttered for 2019. With Jeff Driskel (hamstring) moving to IR prior to Stafford, the Lions are now down to Blough and Kyle Sloter as their available quarterbacks for the final two games. Since his surprisingly solid debut as a starter in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bears, Blough has struggled in back-to-back matchups, completing just 57.8 percent of his throws for 5.6 yards per attempt and a 1:3 TD:INT. If the 24-year-old turns in another poor outing in Denver, it wouldn't be surprising if coach Matt Patricia elects to take a look at Sloter in Week 17.

December 15, 2019 06:08 PM
Lions' David Blough: Mistake-prone showing in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed 24 of 43 passes for 260 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Lions 38-17 loss to the 49ers on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 19 yards and committed a fumble but managed to recover it.

The rookie did the best he could under the circumstances, as he was playing without Marvin Jones (IR, ankle) in the receiving corps and without the benefit of Bo Scarbrough (ribs) in the backfield to help keep the defense honest. Blough unsurprisingly relied heavily on Danny Amendola, with whom he connected on eight occasions for 102 yards. Blough's ability to produce fantasy-friendly production during what will be championship weekend in many leagues will be compromised by his unfriendly Week 16 road matchup versus the Broncos.

December 8, 2019 09:00 PM
Lions' David Blough: Struggles versus Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 205 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the team's Week 14 loss to the Vikings.

Blough struggled to get anything going early, completing only seven of 14 passes for 59 yards in the first half. With the Lions down 17-0, he took to the air more often in the second half but threw two interceptions in the team's last four offensive possessions. On a positive note, Blough has shown the ability to keep his top receivers involved, targeting Kenny Golladay eight times and Marvin Jones seven. He'll draw an easier matchup in Week 15 when the Lions take on the Buccaneers.

November 30, 2019 07:24 PM
Lions' David Blough: In line to continue starting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough is expected to remain the starter until the return of Matthew Stafford (back) after backup Jeff Driskel (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Blough was surprisingly stout in his professional debut Thursday, carving through the Bears' defense and keeping the contest close throughout. The 24-year-old looks to be in line for more starts along the way, as Matthew Stafford doesn't seem close to a return (back) and former backup Jeff Driskel is on injured reserve, so Blough should be in line to take on the Vikings in Week 14.

November 28, 2019 04:28 PM
Lions' David Blough: Looks good in professional debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough completed 22 of 38 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and one interception during Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Bears. He also rushed once for one yard.

The injury to Jeff Driskel (hamstring) appears to have been a blessing in disguise for the Lions on Thanksgiving Day, as Detroit may have just found its long-term backup quarterback in Blough. Making his professional regular-season debut after going undrafted out of Purdue in 2018, Blough was ready for the moment and put the Lions on top early with a 75-yard touchdown to Kenny Golladay on the opening drive. He admittedly cooled off in the second and third quarters, but Blough nearly positioned Detroit for a game-winning touchdown had Danny Amendola been able to bring in a nearly perfect over-the-shoulder pass during the closing seconds of the game. Despite the loss, the Lions must be delighted with Blough's performance and it seems unlikely the team will go back to Driskel for next weekend's game in Minnesota, should Matthew Stafford (back) remain sidelined.

November 27, 2019 10:28 PM
Lions' David Blough: Officially starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions have named Blough the starting quarterback for Thursday's game against the Bears.

Jeremy Fowler of reported the news first, but the Lions have now made it official. Blough will be tabbed to fill in for Jeff Driskel, who did the same for Matthew Stafford (hip/back) in the team's previous three games before being limited by a hamstring injury this week. During preseason action with the Browns, Blough completed 58 percent of his passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

November 27, 2019 10:28 PM
Lions' David Blough: In line for first pro start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough is expected to be the Lions' starting quarterback Thursday against the Bears, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

With no clear timeline in place for Matthew Stafford's (back) return and No. 2 option Jeff Driskel limited by a hamstring injury this week, the Lions will turn the offense over to the undrafted rookie from Purdue on Thanksgiving Day. It's unclear if Driskel will be inactive, or merely suit up as an emergency option, but Blough will be pressed into his first NFL action in front of a national audience. During the 2019 preseason, Blough completed 58 percent of his passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

November 27, 2019 07:12 PM
Lions' David Blough: Could start if Driskel can't go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough is the next man up on the depth chart at quarterback for Thursday's game against the Bears with Jeff Driskel (hamstring) listed as questionable and Matthew Stafford (back) ruled out for the contest.

The undrafted rookie out of Purdue hasn't taken any snaps during the regular season, but he could be pressed into the spotlight in a national game in the event Driskel isn't cleared to start Thanksgiving Day. Blough's only game action since entering the professional ranks came in two preseason appearances, with the 24-year-old completing 58 percent of his passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

November 27, 2019 10:28 AM
Lions' David Blough: Getting some first-team reps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough received reps with the first-team offense Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of reports.

The Lions are preparing for all scenarios, one of them being without both Matthew Stafford (back) and Jeff Driskel (hamstring) on Thursday against the Bears. A decision on Driskel may come down to the wire Thursday as Lions-Bears kicks off at 12:30 p.m. ET. Blough's sole action as a pro occurred during the preseason, when he completed 58 percent of his passes for 271 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

September 17, 2019 12:32 PM
Lions' David Blough: Named No. 2 passer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blough was named the backup behind Matthew Stafford on Tuesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Josh Johnson was originally the backup behind Stafford, but the team released him Tuesday, leaving Blough as the No. 2. The Lions also signed Jeff Driskel to provide depth behind Blough and Stafford. Blough went undrafted out of Purdue in this year's draft after passing for 9,734 yards, 69 touchdowns and 43 interceptions in four years as a Boilermaker.

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