Matthew Stafford removed from COVID-19 list

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Matthew Stafford will start Sunday as long as he passes one more COVID-19 test.

The Lions removed the quarterback from the COVID-19 reserve list Saturday.

Stafford went on the list Wednesday after close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Stafford did not test positive.

The negative tests all week allow him to return, though he missed practice all week. Stafford was allowed to participate in the virtual meetings.

The Lions had COVID-19 issues with players or staffers for four consecutive days.

Backup quarterback Chase Daniel, who took the first-team reps in Stafford’s stead, called it “the craziest week I’ve ever been a part of,” via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.

The Lions also activated defensive end Austin Bryant off the physically unable to perform list, placed cornerback Darryl Roberts on injured reserve, ruled out guard Joe Dahl with a back injury and elevated offensive lineman Marcus Martin from the practice squad.

11 responses to “Matthew Stafford removed from COVID-19 list

  1. Awesome. Stanford returns just in time to do battle against the Vikings in the Gutter Bowl.
    The Lions desperately needing a win to remain within spitting distance of the Bears and Packers.
    The Vikings, just desperate.
    A sad and pathetic team trying to peel themselves off the gunky bottom of the NFC North.
    Who’ll win, who really cares?

  2. Weird, tested positive on Wednesday, and he’s not on a ventilator? I don’t get it.

  3. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says:
    November 7, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Awesome. Stanford returns just in time to do battle against the Vikings in the Gutter Bowl.
    The Lions desperately needing a win to remain within spitting distance of the Bears and Packers.
    The Vikings, just desperate.
    A sad and pathetic team trying to peel themselves off the gunky bottom of the NFC North.
    Who’ll win, who really cares?
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    The Vikings destroyed the Packers in Green Bay last week and had the Seahawks in hand the whole game so they do deserve some credit.

  4. Exactly what is the NFL protocol for players when away from the team ? How can you get people positive 4 weeks in a row = what are they doing???

  5. Well they were talking about covid disappearing after the first week in November … what a con job.

  6. artic19 says:
    November 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    The Vikings destroyed the Packers in Green Bay last week and had the Seahawks in hand the whole game so they do deserve some credit.
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    Destroyed? Hardly, but yes, the Vikings did win their Super Bowl last weekend. Congrats! πŸŽ‰ 🎈
    But, 6-2 > 2-5. πŸ˜‚

  7. Viking Fan Blames Officials…..Everybody Drink says:
    November 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    artic19 says:
    November 7, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    The Vikings destroyed the Packers in Green Bay last week and had the Seahawks in hand the whole game so they do deserve some credit.
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    Destroyed? Hardly, but yes, the Vikings did win their Super Bowl last weekend. Congrats! πŸŽ‰ 🎈
    But, 6-2 > 2-5. πŸ˜‚

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    Destroyed meaning imposed their will and could not be stopped. No turnovers or punts until garbage time. By the way, the Vikings were 100 times closer to winning vs the Seahawks than the Packers were to winning that game. And that is not my opinion.

  8. charliewaffles2020 says:
    November 7, 2020 at 6:47 pm
    Weird, tested positive on Wednesday, and he’s not on a ventilator? I don’t get it.
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    Stanford did not test positive, but was put on the list due to close proximity, although not stated, out of an abundance of caution. Your point about ventilators is well taken. Out of all the Covid19 positive tests, actual as opposed to false, that have occurred, I have not read about any that resulted in a hospital stay, let alone a ventilator or death.

  9. charliewaffles2020 says:
    November 7, 2020 at 6:47 pm
    Weird, tested positive on Wednesday, and he’s not on a ventilator? I don’t get it.
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    You could end every statement you make with those four words I don’t get it .

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