Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has had a rough few weeks. Last week, the Lions put him on the COVID reserve list after coming in contact with someone who tested positive; this week, he injured his thumb during Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team. Typically, that's a red flag for a quarterback - it can affect their grip and release on the ball. But X-rays on Stafford's thumb were negative, and he isn't expected to miss any time. Good news.
The expectation is that Stafford will undergo more tests on Monday and that he will be limited in practice this week. Barring a setback, Stafford should be good to go for next week's game against the Carolina Panthers.
The Detroit Lions and tackle Taylor Decker agreed to an extension on Tuesday.
The numbers are in the tweet above, but that's a big payday of six years, $85 million, with $37.5 million guaranteed.
As most great offensive linemen are, Decker is underrated as hell and was one of the main reasons why quarterback Matthew Stafford had a great year pre-injury.
Decker would be an unrestricted free agent next season, which shows that the Lions didn't want him going anywhere.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, with what the team ended up calling a "false positive" test. While it's still uncertain how they can possibly know that for a fact (do not argue with me), Stafford did end up testing negative multiple times.
The league has since revised their plans for players who are asymptomatic and positive, in case another "false positive" test shall occur, while still following standard protocols to keep everyone safe. Or, at least, to the best of their abilities.
Stafford spoke to reporters on Tuesday, where he mentioned that he was glad it happened to him early on, before the season began, so that himself and other players would not potentially miss time on the field.
Honestly, it probably will happen again. But I'd rather teams be overly cautious than not cautious enough. With everything Stafford and his wife Kelly had been through in the past year with her medical issues, and their young kids, this is probably the best outcome possible.
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