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Analysis: Culpepper Start Could Be His Last

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Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper is starting Saturday's exhibition opener, but it's out of respect for the veteran, rather than a competitive gauge for the position. That has been determined already, writes publisher Nate Caminata.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is calling it a rotation. It isn't a prognostication. It shouldn't be used to gauge a depth chart. "It's just a rotation," he confirmed. Yes, Daunte Culpepper will start at quarterback during Saturday preseason kick-off against the Atlanta Falcons. But he isn't the starter. And don't assume Schwartz is telling fibs, half-truths, or masking his ultimate plan. He isn...

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