Matthew Stafford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matthew Stafford lobbies Detroit Lions to keep Jim Bob Cooter as OC

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford has worked with three offensive coordinators in his first nine NFL seasons, and the Detroit Lions quarterback would like to keep it that way heading into Year 10. Stafford said Monday he hopes the Lions maintain continuity on offense after firing Jim Caldwell as head..." January 01

  • Matthew Stafford wants to play, expects to play

    Michigan Live "Should Matthew Stafford play in the season finale? Coach Jim Caldwell says he hasn't considered resting his franchise quarterback with the playoffs out of reach, though plenty of people think he should. In an MLive poll, 37.3 percent of people said Stafford should not play Sunday against Green..." December 29

  • Matthew Stafford: 'Not my place to get bugged' about Pro Bowl snub

    Detroit Free Press "If Matthew Stafford is upset about missing out on the Pro Bowl despite leading all NFC quarterbacks in passing yards, he's not showing it. Stafford insisted Wednesday that that he's not bothered by the lack of respect that he gets from voters when it comes to the NFL's annual all-star..." December 20

  • Matthew Stafford doesn't expect to play with taped fingers going forward

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford said his swollen right hand has progressed to the point that he does not believe he'll need to wear any supporting apparatus on his digits for the rest of the season. "I don’t know yet," Stafford said Tuesday. "I wouldn’t think so, but I don’t know. Possibly." Stafford..." December 12

  • Stafford expected to start vs. Bucs despite hand injury

    ESPN "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Stafford has been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand. Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not..." December 10

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford is questionable for Sunday vs. Buccaneers with a hand injury

    CBS Sports "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's status for Week 14 against the Buccaneers is officially up in the air. The team released its final injury report of the week Friday with Stafford listed as questionable after getting in a full week of limited participation in practice. Stafford injured his..." December 08

  • Matthew Stafford, Lions coy about injury, but he'll likely start

    Detroit News "The Lions are playing coy with quarterback Matthew Stafford’s injured throwing hand, but even though the team isn’t going to say it, it’s a near certainty he’ll be in uniform and taking the opening snap when the Lions travel to Tampa Bay to battle the Buccaneers this Sunday. Stafford declined..." December 07

  • Jim Caldwell: Matthew Stafford 'not out of the woods yet' with hand injury

    Michigan Live "Matthew Stafford didn't break his throwing hand, but there are still concerns about how effective he'll be if he plays Sunday against Tampa Bay. "He's not out of the woods yet," coach Jim Caldwell said. "We'll kind of see what he can do as the week goes on. It's not like it's some insignificant..." December 06

  • Stafford suffers nerve-type pain in throwing hand, but no breaks

    Michigan Live "At 6-6, the Detroit Lions have no margin for error. Which means they're going to need their quarterback. The good news is Matthew Stafford's X-rays were negative on his injured throwing hand after Sunday's 44-20 loss in Baltimore. He does not have a break, which improves the odds he'll be..." December 04

  • Matthew Stafford leaves Lions game with hand injury

    USA Today "Matthew Stafford left the Detroit Lions' game against the Baltimore Ravens after a right hand injury in the fourth quarter. Stafford sustained the injury after throwing an interception. He had completed 20 consecutive passes prior to the turnover. A camera shot appeared to show cuts on..." December 03

  • Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford: Sprained ankle 'feeling better'

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford said his sprained right ankle is "feeling better," and the Detroit Lions quarterback is not expected to miss any time with his latest injury. “I’m feeling better," Stafford said during his weekly appearance on The Mitch Albom Show on WJR-AM (760) on Monday. "Obviously stuck..." November 28

  • Matthew Stafford sets NFL record for most passing yards by a QB under 30

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions sure are thankful for Matthew Stafford. Since they took the quarterback first overall in the 2009 draft, Stafford has gone on to set every major passing record in team history before his 30th birthday. He became the fastest QB in NFL history to 20,000 yards, and 25,000 yards,..." November 23

  • Matthew Stafford closes in on Peyton Manning record

    Detroit News "Matthew Stafford is on the verge of eclipsing yet another statistical milestone. With 127 passing yards in Thursday’s Thanksgiving matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions quarterback will pass Peyton Manning for the most all-time for a player under 30 years old. Peyton..." November 20

  • Stafford will start; will he finish?

    Pro Football Talk "All reports and indications are that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will start on Sunday in New Orleans. The real question is whether he’ll finish. Stafford officially has an ankle injury, and Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press recently suggested that Stafford may eventually have to..." October 15

  • Stafford expected to play vs. Saints

    Michigan Live "Matthew Stafford is officially questionable for the Detroit Lions on Sunday in New Orleans, although there seems to be very little question about whether he'll actually play. Stafford wasn't even listed as limited for a practice this week, let alone missed one. His mobility was obviously..." October 13

  • Matthew Stafford returns to Lions practice with slight hobble in step

    Detroit Free Press "As Matthew Stafford moved from one drill to the next during the open portion of Lions practice Wednesday, he did so with a noticeable hitch in his step. Stafford wasn't quite limping on the right ankle that he injured in last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers, but he sort of hopped his way..." October 11

  • Eric Ebron Meets With Matthew Stafford, Hopes To Get Out Of 'Dumps'

    Real GM Football "Eric Ebron sat down with Matthew Stafford on Monday in an effort to get out of "the dumps" for the Detroit Lions. Ebron caught a career-high 61 passes last season, but has just 12 catches for 93 yards this year. He also has three drops. "That's my guy," Ebron said of Stafford. "We had a talk..." October 11

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford injured hamstring, ankle in loss

    ESPN "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in Detroit's 27-24 loss to Carolina, a source told ESPN Insider Dan Graziano, and Stafford's week of practice will determine whether he plays Sunday against New Orleans. During an appearance on the Mitch Albom..." October 10

  • Stafford deal could mean franchise tag for Ziggy Ansah

    Pro Football Talk "With Matthew Stafford getting his mega-extension from the Lions this week, it leaves a few other potential free agents for them to deal with. And it also presents the possibility to keep one in particular from ever reaching the market. As noted by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the..." August 30

  • Matthew Stafford: 'Cousins option' wasn't on table "During a Tuesday news conference, both the Lions and Matthew Stafford painted a picture of friendly contract negotiations before agreeing on a five-year, $135 million extension late Monday night. So amenable were talks that it doesn't sound like Stafford or his agents gave too much thought to..." August 29