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Dan Campbell says Detroit Lions ready to start Tim Boyle

Andrew Buller-Russ

Detroit Lions starting quarterback Jared Goff is dealing with an oblique injury and hasn’t been all that effective, even when he’s healthy. Goff’s injury may prevent him from playing in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. Since Goff won’t be 100%, coach Dan Campbell mentioned they could go with backup Tim Boyle as the team’s starter in Cleveland this Sunday.

Campbell mentioned the team would make their decision sometime Friday on who would be under center this week.

Boyle entered the league in 2018, signing with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. He signed a one-year contract with the Lions in the offseason.

While Boyle is technically currently on the injured reserve, the quarterback has been practicing with the team, taking first-team reps over fellow backup David Blough. The Lions can activate him before Sunday’s game and plug him into their starting lineup. For now, that appears to be their exact plan.

If Boyle ultimately gets the nod, it would be his first career NFL start. Maybe the Lions can even get their first win of the season?

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