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Force QB Archer resigns with NFL's Lions

DETROIT -- After attending mini-camp with the Detroit Lions in late May, Georgia Force quarterback R.J. Archer will be headed back for the full training camp next month after re-signing with the NFL team Thursday.

The 6-foot-2, 219-pound signal caller out of William and Mary has thrown for 2,446 yards and 49 touchdowns with 12 interceptions on 229-of-382 passing this season for the Force (7-6), who currently lead the Arena Football League's South Division by a half-game.

According to published reports out of Detroit, Archer is expected to compete with Kellen Moore for the No. 3 quarterback job behind starter Matthew Stafford and back-up Shaun Hill.

With Archer gone, back-up Bryant Moniz, a rookie out of the University of Hawai'i, is expected to get the start for the Force in Saturday's road game at Utah, with the team signing a back-up prior to the game.