Lions Place QB Matthew Stafford On COVID-19 List


The Detroit Lions have placed QB Matthew Stafford on the COVID-19 list on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport.

The Lions now have eight players on the COVID-19 list including:

  1. DB Amani Oruwariye
  2. P Arryn Siposs
  3. DB Jalen Elliott
  4. WR Kenny Golladay
  5. TE T.J. Hockenson
  6. DB Justin Coleman 
  7. TE Isaac Nauta 
  8. QB Matthew Stafford

The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.

Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.

Stafford, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2009. He was in the final year of his five-year, $76.5 million contract when he and the Lions agreed to a five-year, $135 million extension back in 2017.

Stafford stands to make base salaries of $15 million and $9.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2019, Stafford appeared in eight games and completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,499 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed for 66 yards.

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