ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback R.J. Archer and released wide receiver Troy Burrell.
The move that creates competition for Kellen Moore was announced Thursday.
Archer was cut as a rookie free agent by the Minnesota Vikings two years ago.
He plays for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League.
The former William and Mary standout will likely get a chance to compete with Moore, an undrafted rookie from Boise State, to be the team's third-string quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill when training camp begins next month.
Burrell is an undrafted rookie from Wayne State.
He is a native of Port Huron.
Copyright 2012 by ClickOnDetroit.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.