According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions had interest in signing quarterback Josh Johnson, but the XFL blocked them.
Lions had interest in signing QB Josh Johnson but XFL blocked them, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2019
Johnson, who was the backup for the Lions prior to the signing of Jeff Driskel, is currently a quarterback for the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL.
This news is interesting because it could mean the Lions are looking to place Matthew Stafford on IR, which would end his season.