Report: Daunte Culpepper has found work

Daunte Culpepper, who lost out on the starting job for the Detroit Lions last summer in a competition with No. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford that he felt he should have won, will have work soon.

It’s not in the NFL though.

Culpepper is close to signing a contract with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN, a move that will reunite him with his former coach Dennis Green.

The 33-year-old Culpepper had hoped to land a gig in the NFL, and even showed up at the owners meeting in March trolling for work. He appeared in eight games for the Lions last season, making five starts when Stafford was injured. He threw three touchdowns and six interceptions.

Culpepper’s finest season came in 2004 when he passed for 4,717 yards and 39 touchowns with only 11 interceptions. He hasn’t posted a passer rating above 78 since, and has also made stops in Miami and Oakland. Whether or not the UFL will lead Culpepper down a path that takes him back to the NFL remains to be seen.

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