The Detroit Lions declared on Wednesday evening that they’ve put quarterback Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID-19 rundown only one day after linebacker Jarrad Davis was added to the rundown.
It’s the second time the 32-year-old has been put on the rundown this year. Stafford immediately got back to the dynamic program toward the beginning of August after it was esteemed that he was a victim of a “false positive” coronavirus test result.
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Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Stafford was in close contact with a contaminated person who isn’t related to the Lions however hasn’t yet tried positive. Stafford could be cleared by this coming Sunday’s down at the division-rival Minnesota Vikings as long as he reports no symptoms and reliably tests negative through the midweek.
Detroit tumbled to 3-4 generally with a weekend ago’s 41-21 misfortune to the Indianapolis Colts.
Stafford has finished 61.4% of his passes this season with 1,916 yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Per ESPN Stats, he’s 17th in the NFL with a total QBR of 65.6.
“There’s no need for us to shut down the facility,” coach Matt Patricia explained to reporters. “There’s no need for any of that, as far as our situation. I can’t speak to the future. I think that right now, everybody across the country, especially in Michigan right now, and the cases going up, really no one knows what the next day is going to look like.
“We just have to do the best we can to stay safe today.”
Veteran Chase Daniel and second-year pro-David Blough were utilized during training without Stafford accessible. It’s obscure who might begin against Minnesota if Stafford can’t play.