LinkKitna a Lion
By GEOFF HOBSON
March 14, 2006
Posted: 11:30 a.m.
Jon Kitna has agreed to a deal with the Lions, according to an NFL source Tuesday morning The deal ends Kitna's five-year run in Cincinnati that included the 2003 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award, as well as a postseason touchdown pass.
After winning the award, Kitna was demoted in favor of Carson Palmer in the spring of 2004. He expressed his desire to leave and compete for a starting job elsewhere when the Bengals approached him about a contract extension in mid-season. At least early on, Kitna is going to sit behind another high No. 1 pick in Joey Harington (No. 3 in 2002), anointed the starter by new head coach Rod Marinelli.