The Facts: While HC Jim Schwartz said publicly today that the team would leave its options open concerning Kitna, a team source said Kitna likely will be released soon. The Lions are still in the process of trying to find a trade partner for Kitna and that's why Schwartz kept up appearances today when asked about him.
Diehards Line:It has been confirmed that Kitna will be owed a $1 million roster bonus shortly after the opening of free agency on Feb. 27. A source told MLive.com's Tom Kowalski the team, barring any unforeseen circumstances, has already decided not to pay the bonus and will release Kitna. Assuming Kitna is released, the Lions will have three QBs on the roster -- Daunte Culpepper, Drew Stanton and Drew Henson. Lions president Tom Lewand said on Tuesday the Lions are still trying to work out a deal to sign Dan Orlovsky, who becomes an unrestricted free agent Feb. 27.