Detroit QB Stafford goes on reserve/COVID-19 list

Tanya Simon
August 2, 2020

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

As revealed by the National Football League transaction wire, Stafford was played on the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. For some players that is due to a positive test, for others it is due to potential exposure whether from a family member or otherwise. Without him, Detroit went 0-8 to end the season.

Stafford's wife Kelly had surgery previous year to remove a brain tumor.

One of the NFL's standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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Scott said it's possible some teams may play less than 10 games this season if all postponements can't be made up on open dates. What's happening in our campuses? "A lot of that has to do with mask-wearing, social distancing".

A model of consistency for much of his career, Stafford had his streak of 136 consecutive starts snapped last season due to a back injury. In order to be activated, players must receive medical clearance, so there is no set timetable for their absences.

The New England Patriots lost a seventh player to the COVID-19 opt out list Saturday in wide receiver Marqise Lee.

The New York Jets lost linebacker C.J. Mosley to the opt out list, another blow to the defensive side after the team traded safety Jamal Adams to Seattle last weekend.

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