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  Lions | Matthew Stafford not on field    Thu Dec 5, 06:24 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford remains sidelined    Wed Dec 4, 04:11 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford out again    Thu Nov 28, 11:32 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is inactive for the Week 13 game Thursday, Nov. 28.

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  Lions | Week 13 Detroit Lions inactives    Thu Nov 28, 11:30 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared OG Beau Benzschawel, QB Matthew Stafford, CB Michael Jackson, DL Damon Harrison, CB Jamal Agnew, OT Oday Aboushi and CB Rashaan Melvin inactive for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Harrison was very disruptive in the first matchup between these teams and his impact will be missed in this game.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 13 injury report    Wed Nov 27, 03:23 PM

Detroit Lions CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), WR Marvin Hall (foot), CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs) and QB Matthew Stafford (hip/back) didn't practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, and have been ruled out for the game Thursday, Nov. 28, against the Chicago Bears. DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), DT Damon Harrison (knee/calf) and DB Tracy Walker were limited and are considered questionable. DE Trey Flowers (concussion) practiced in full and is questionable. P Sam Martin (abdomen), OL Frank Ragnow (concussion) and G Kenny Wiggins (knee) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report. Participation designations are estimations based on Wednesday's walkthrough.

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  Lions | Detroit's Tuesday practice report    Tue Nov 26, 05:11 PM

Detroit Lions CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), WR Marvin Hall (foot), CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs) and QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back) did not practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Nov. 26. DE Trey Flowers (concussion) was upgraded to a limited practice, while QB Jeff Driskel (hamstring), DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), DT Damon Harrison (knee), TE T.J. Hockenson (shoulder), P Sam Martin (abdomen) and DB Tracy Walker (knee) were limited for a second straight day. OL Frank Ragnow (concussion) was upgraded to full practice, while OG Kenny Wiggins (knee) again practiced in full. Detroit only participated in a walk-through Tuesday, so all designations are estimates.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford remains sidelined    Mon Nov 25, 05:04 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 25. The Lions did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

Footballguys view: We doubt Stafford returns this season. The Lions have Jeff Driskel as their starter but he's a little bit banged up with a hamstring injury. On Thanksgiving, the Lions are at home to play the Bears.

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  Lions | DET considering shutting down Matthew Stafford    Sun Nov 24, 11:48 AM

The Detroit Lions have considered shutting down QB Matthew Stafford (back) for the remainder of the season, although he would like to return before the end of the year, according to multiple sources.

Footballguys view: The team has nothing to gain by playing Stafford this year. This is a cue to drop him in redraft leagues.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 12 injury report    Fri Nov 22, 05:09 PM

Detroit Lions CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), DE Trey Flowers (concussion), DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), OL Frank Ragnow (concussion), QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back) and DB Tracy Walker (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 12 against the Washington Redskins. CB Rashaan Melvin (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 22, after appearing on the injury report and is listed as questionable. DT Damon Harrison (rest) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday but no longer appears on the injury report. P Sam Martin (abdomen) was also limited in practice Friday but has been removed from the injury report. S C.J. Moore (hamstring) and OT Ricky Wagner (concussion) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

Footballguys view: The offense, defense, and return game will all be missing key pieces against Washington in what should still be a winnable game for the Lions.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford out for Week 12    Fri Nov 22, 11:45 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is out for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Jeff Driskel will get another start. With the Lions Week 13 game on Thanksgiving, expect Driskel to also start vs. the Bears next week.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford not on the field    Thu Nov 21, 06:36 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.

Footballguys view: Stafford isn't going to play this week. Jeff Driskel is a good bye week replacement against the mediocre Washington defense.

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  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 21, 04:03 PM

Detroit Lions CB Jamal Agnew (ankle), DE Trey Flowers (concussion), DL Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), DT Damon Harrison (rest), OL Frank Ragnow (concussion), QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back) and DB Tracy Walker (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. P Sam Martin (abdomen) and S C.J. Moore (hamstring) were limited. OT Ricky Wagner (concussion) was upgraded to a full session.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford does not practice    Wed Nov 20, 04:21 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Footballguys view: Stafford remains week to week with fractures along his spine. Jeff Driskel would continue to start for the Lions if Stafford misses time. There's no telling when Stafford could come back, and there is buzz about him potentially missing the rest of the regular season. Stay tuned.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford week-to-week    Mon Nov 18, 06:29 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is still considered week-to-week because of his back injury, according to head coach Matt Patricia.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford may miss several more weeks    Sun Nov 17, 11:55 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) may be sidelined for as many as six weeks because tiny, non-displaced fractures in the upper thoracic spine.

Footballguys view: This is more severe than a transverse process fracture, which would only have kept Stafford out another week or two. Stafford is close to a return to play timeline that would bring injured reserve into play.

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  Lions | Week 11 injury report for Detroit    Fri Nov 15, 04:12 PM

Detroit Lions DT Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), QB Matthew Stafford (hip, back) and OT Ricky Wagner (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys. DT Damon Harrison (groin, rest), P Sam Martin (abdomen), DE Romeo Okwara (groin) and DB Tracy Walker (knee) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and are listed as questionable. RB Ty Johnson (concussion) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Danny Amendola (hand), DT John Atkins (wrist), DT Mike Daniels (foot), S Will Harris (quad), S Miles Killebrew (concussion), DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle, thumb) and C Darius Slay (neck) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: Wagner being out will hurt a Lions offense already without its starting quarterback against one of the best pass rush units in the league.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford out Week 11    Fri Nov 15, 12:53 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) will not play in Week 11, head coach Matt Patricia said Friday, Nov. 15. Asked if there's any scenario where Stafford plays Sunday, Nov. 17, Patricia replied 'not this Sunday, no.'

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford likely out    Fri Nov 15, 11:28 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is expected to miss the game in Week 11, according to head coach Matt Patricia.

Footballguys view: Jeff Driskel will start again in a blow to the value of Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones. JD McKissic was a common dump off target for Driskel last week but Ty Johnson missed a lot of that game. There isn't a reliable play in the offense in a tough matchup against Dallas.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford remains sidelined    Thu Nov 14, 01:42 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 14, as he deals with a back injury.

Footballguys view: Stafford is almost surely going to be out Sunday, in a blow for Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay's outlook, and boost for the Dallas defense.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford out of practice    Wed Nov 13, 01:16 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is out of practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Footballguys view: Don't count Stafford out for Week 11 against the Cowboys, but instead just watch to see if he can practice later in the week. Jeff Driskel would get another start if Stafford has to miss more time.

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  Lions | Week 10 Detroit Lions inactives    Sun Nov 10, 11:30 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Romeo Okwara, QB Matthew Stafford, OG Beau Benzschawel, CB Michael Jackson, S Tracy Walker, SS Miles Killebrew and DE Da'Shawn Hand inactive for Week 10.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford week-to-week    Sun Nov 10, 11:16 AM

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is considered week-to-week because of fractured bones in his back. One source said he could miss 'this week or three weeks.'

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  Lions | Jeff Driskel to start Week 10's game    Sun Nov 10, 09:24 AM

Detroit Lions QB Jeff Driskel will start Week 10's game against the Chicago Bears, as a result of QB Matthew Stafford (back) being declared out due to fractured bones in his back.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford will not play in Week 10    Sun Nov 10, 09:15 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has fractured bones in his back and doctors will not clear him to play in Week 10's game against the Chicago Bears, according to a source. QB Jeff Driskel will start in Stafford's place.

Footballguys view: Stafford could also miss next week against Dallas and maybe another week. Driskel is athletic and could be good enough in real football terms in what should be a low-scoring affair, but he makes Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones much riskier starts and the Bears defense a better play today.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford could be GTD    Sat Nov 9, 03:59 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip/back) could be a real game-time decision Sunday, Nov. 10, against the Chicago Bears, according to sources Saturday, Nov. 9.

Footballguys view: Just keep an eye on Stafford's game status if you're planning on playing him. If he plays, Stafford should perform like a low-end QB1 for Fantasy GMs in Week 10.

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  Lions | Questionable tag for Matthew Stafford    Fri Nov 8, 04:49 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Footballguys view: Stafford will be good to Sunday and he said it is a different injury than the one that was bothering him earlier in the season.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford remains limited    Thu Nov 7, 04:34 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back, hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford limited Wednesday    Wed Nov 6, 04:07 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip/back) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford tops 400 yards    Sun Nov 3, 09:02 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 26 of his 41 passes for 406 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 31-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 9.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford ready to play    Fri Nov 1, 08:13 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 9 injury report    Fri Nov 1, 04:14 PM

Detroit Lions DB Tracy Walker (knee) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. DT Mike Daniels (foot) was limited all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Tra Carson (hamstring), DT Damon Harrison (groin, rest), CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and are listed as questionable. OL Graham Glasgow (back) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and are also listed as questionable. DL Da'Shawn Hand (non-injury) and QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully practiced Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: Carson isn't a sure thing going into Week 9, which might make Ty Johnson a solid play in a week that it might be tough to find two startable fantasy running backs.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford practices in full    Thu Oct 31, 04:55 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 31.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford on injury report    Wed Oct 30, 04:09 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) was listed on the practice report Wednesday, Oct. 30, as a full participant.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford plays well in Week 8    Sun Oct 27, 05:52 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 25-for-32 for 342 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the New York Giants in Week 8.

Footballguys view: Stafford had a command performance against an easy to solve Giants defense. He'll be a solid QB1 against Oakland next week.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford on track to play    Fri Oct 25, 06:45 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

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  Lions | Detroit's Week 8 injury report    Fri Oct 25, 03:18 PM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 8 against the New York Giants. DT Mike Daniels (foot) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 25, while CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) was limited all week; both players have also been ruled out. FB Nick Bawden (foot) and DT Damon Harrison (groin, rest) were both upgraded to a full practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DL Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and QB Matthew Stafford (hip) participated fully in practice all week and no longer appear on the injury report.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford a full participant    Thu Oct 24, 04:53 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

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  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 24, 03:58 PM

Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison (groin, rest) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 24. FB Nick Bawden (foot), DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were limited. DL Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and QB Matthew Stafford (hip) practiced in full.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford gets in full practice    Wed Oct 23, 04:08 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) was listed on the injury report Wednesday, Oct. 23, as a full participant in practice.

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  Lions | Four scores for Matthew Stafford     Sun Oct 20, 09:25 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 30 of his 45 passes for 364 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in a 42-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford not on injury report    Fri Oct 18, 04:20 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

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  Lions | Detroit's injury report for Week 7    Fri Oct 18, 03:07 PM

Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Minnesota Vikings. FB Nick Bawden (back) was added to the injury report Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable. DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) were limited in practice all week and are also listed as questionable. DT Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and OT Ricky Wagner (knee) were upgraded to a full practice Friday and are listed as questionable as well. DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), QB Matthew Stafford (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (shoulder) participated in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford practices    Thu Oct 17, 06:53 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

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  Lions | Thursday's practice report for Detroit    Thu Oct 17, 04:05 PM

Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice Thursday, Oct. 17. DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring), DT Da'Shawn Hand (elbow), CB Darius Slay (hamstring) and OT Ricky Wagner (knee) were limited for a second straight day. DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee), QB Matthew Stafford (hip) and TE Logan Thomas (shoulder) participated in full.

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  Lions | Full practice for Matthew Stafford    Wed Oct 16, 05:40 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford doesn't do much on MNF    Mon Oct 14, 11:33 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford completed 18-of-32 passes for 265 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: The Lions had lots of chances but settled for five field goals. They'll need to finish more drives with touchdowns to beat Aaron Rodgers, although some might argue the referees were against them on this night. Stafford is a matchup QBBC play heading into a tough draw against the Vikings.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford on track to play    Sat Oct 12, 04:50 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 12, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Stafford is good to go for the Monday night game against the Packers. That's a tough draw, so the veteran quarterback is more of a QB2 for Fantasy GMs in Week 6.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford practices    Fri Oct 11, 07:27 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11.

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  Lions | Detroit's Friday practice report    Fri Oct 11, 04:35 PM

Detroit Lions DT Mike Daniels (foot) and CB Amani Oruwariye (knee) were unable to practice for a second straight day Fri, Oct. 11. WR Danny Amendola (chest), DB Quandre Diggs (hamstring) and CB Darius Slay (hamstring) remained limited in practice, while DL Da'Shawn Hand (elbow) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (knee) were upgraded to a limited session. TE T.J. Hockenson (concussion) was upgraded to a full practice, while QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated for a second straight day.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford fully practices    Thu Oct 10, 05:11 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (hip) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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