Joey to start?

Rookie quarterback Joey Harrington, the third pick in the NFL draft last spring, might be in line for his first starting assignment when the Lions meet Green Bay in their home opener Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Harrington has had limited playing time in the Lions first two games but Detroit Head Coach Marty Mornhinweg is under fire after two lopsided losses and has said he'll decide between Harrington and Mike McMahon by Wednesday's practice time.

Harrington's best effort so far with the Lions was in pre-season against Cleveland when he was 17 of 31 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns. Last Sunday the former Oregon signal caller was not as effective with a 3-for-7 for 11 yards passing effort against Carolina. Detroit's starter McMahon was not much better with a dismal 9-for-23 and 95 yards. McMahon was sacked five times for 57 yards of lost real estate. Neither quarterback threw for a touchdown but both threw interceptions. Harrington was in for one series in the second quarter against the Panthers and then for part of the third quarter. The Detroit effort was so poor that Mornhinweg did not take any questions after the game.'s Mike Fowler has more details about this story.

In other news of Ducks in the NFL, Philadelphia tight end Jeff Thomason, a short-yardage tight end who caught five touchdown passes two years ago, caught his first touchdown pass on Monday night in Philadelphia's 37-7 win over Washington. Thomason caught two passes for 18 yards.

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