This is really no big suprise to me. I think its alot of the front office pushing Joey out the door. With Joey due a 4 mil roster bonus on June 1 and his huge contract due to him this year it makes it easy for the Lions to let him go. I think Martz praising him was smoke being blown tp both Joey(to try and give him some positive reinforcement) and to the media for a possible trade. Kitna was brought in for a reason and it wasnt to compete with Harrington for a starting job, it was for the starting job.
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