ALLEN PARK, April 5 (UPI) -- Veteran quarterback Rick Mirer will join his seventh NFL team, signing a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday.
Mirer played for Lions coach Steve Mariucci in San Francisco in 2000 and 2001 and will probably again play the role of third-string quarterback.
An 11-year veteran, Mirer started eight games for the Raiders last season due to injuries to starter Rich Gannon and backup Marques Tuiasosopo and completed 116-of-221 passes for 1,257 yards and three touchdowns.
The second overall pick in the 1993 draft, Mirer earned Rookie of the Year honors and spent his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He played with Chicago in 1997, Green Bay in 1998 and the New York Jets in 1999 before spending two years with San Francisco and two seasons with Oakland.