49ers trade QB Shaun Hill to Detroit for a 7th round pick

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The Lions have themselves a new QB, as it appears the team will likely sever ties with Daunte Culpepper, as they have traded with the San Francisco 49ers for Shaun Hill:

The Detroit Lions have a new backup quarterback, acquiring Shaun Hill in a trade with the San Francisco 49ers. Matt Barros of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers sent Hill to the Lions for a seventh-round draft pick in 2011.

For the Lions, that’s a small price to play for a quarterback who provides some insurance and should be a good veteran presence for starter Matthew Stafford. Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan previously worked with Hill in Minnesota when Hill was on the Vikings’ roster.

For the 49ers, a 2011 seventh-round pick is better than nothing, considering that it became obvious Hill was on the way out when they signed David Carr.

Hill has won 10 games in 16 starts for the 49ers over the last three years. The Lions have won nine games, total, over the last three years.

Hill comes aboard as the backup for Matt Stafford, and the fact that the Lions only had to give up a 7th round pick for him is a good move.


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