Lions quarterback Joey Harrington will be among 15 NFL signal callers to participate in the 989 Sports quarterback challenge that will be aired nationally on CBS television July 17,18.
Harrington, who finished the 2003 season rated 13th out of 14 regular starters in passing efficiency among NFC quarterbacks, is expected to have a much better season this year after Detroit bolstered its receiving corps with the additions of free agent Tai Streets and first round draft pick Roy Williams.
Harrington is also expected to have a healthy Charles Rogers and Artose Pinner back in the lineup and the additional impact of rookie running back Kevin Jones.
Lions fans will get a early look see at their starting quarterback in the contest. Among those scheduled to participate in the event are Jake Delhomme (Panthers), Mark Brunell (Redskins), Marc Bulger (Rams) Byron Leftwich (Jaguars) Matt Hasselbeck (Seahawks) and Josh McCown (Cardinals).
The scoring is based on four skills competitions including accuracy, speed and mobility, distance and running a "No-Huddle" offense.
Harrington to participate in TV skills competition
Lions Report Top Stories
Powers' Picks: 10 Years of Midlands TalentFRISCO, Texas -- National analyst Greg Powers takes a look at the top players he has rated at each position during his time with Scout.com over the past 10 recruiting seasons.
Scout Football9:43 AM
Camp Countdown: LinebackersFightinGators.com continues its "Camp Countdown" series with a look at the linebackers. With the losses of both Alex Anzalone and Jarrad Davis, who could step in for Florida this…
Fightin GatorsTuesday at 9:08 AM
Veterans That Could Help the Texans RosterAs the Houston Texans Head to Training Camp, Could Adding Outside Leadership Help the Team?
State of the TexansTuesday at 5:49 AM
Fantasy Football Mailbag: Backfields of NoteAlong with answering your #fantasymail questions, Jamey Eisenberg looks at the backfields for Detroit, Tampa Bay and Denver as offseason workouts are in full swing.
Finding Value at QB in Fantasy FootballWaiting on a quarterback is a pretty common practice amongst the Fantasy Football expert community. Adam Ronis looks at a few possible candidates who could provide value at the QB…