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Fantasy Update

Aug 26, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Football
Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry discuss if Matt Forte should be in consideration for the number 1 pick, if Matthew Stafford is a top 5 QB, can Randall C...
Detroit Lions — Kris Durham released along with Leshoure, Winn, others

Detroit Lions — Kris Durham released along with Leshoure, Winn, others

The Lions have parted ways with wide receiver Kris Durham, who played with Matthew Stafford at Georgia. It was first reported by Free Press’ Dave Birkett. Durham, who is 6-6, was the No. 2 wide receiver in 2013 and had the second-most receptions behind Calvin Johnson. He, Stafford and Johnson — who all have offseason homes in Atlanta — worked out together in the offseason at Georgia Tech or “enemy territory” as Durham called it. There was quite a battle at wide receiver for a roster spot with Durham definitely in the mix with Kevin Ogletree, Ryan Broyles and Corey...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 28, 2014
Lions 23, Bills 0: Kellen Moore lifts Detroit to shutout, 3-1 preseason

Lions 23, Bills 0: Kellen Moore lifts Detroit to shutout, 3-1 preseason

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Matthew Stafford didn't miss Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. He didn't hit either. Matthew Stafford, in fact, didn't play. The Detroit Lions sat 11 starters for their preseason finale Thursday night in Buffalo, including...
Detroit News Aug 28, 2014

Lions resting 11 starters vs. Bills, including Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson

The Lions are giving 11 starters the night off in tonight's exhibition finale against the Buffalo Bills as they'll give back-end players a chance to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Pride Of Detroit Aug 28, 2014

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford hits the cover of Sports Illustrated

Lions notes looks at this week's cover of Sports Illustrated (featuring Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler), Detroit's main goal for 2014 and much more. Matthew Stafford is on one of Sports Illustrated's regional covers this week... with Jay Cutler. COVER (3/4) @NFL Preview '14: Where did all the gunslingers go? The NFC, that's where http://t.co/xWVoxLQKdW pic.twitter.com/rdUOH6NfMx — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 27, 2014 The Detroit Lions' main goal for 2014 is to win the NFC North. Obviously the ultimate goal would be to win the Super Bowl, but winning the division would be a...
Detroit News Aug 27, 2014

Lions' Matthew Stafford on regional cover of Sports Illustrated NFL preview issue

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is on the cover of Sports Illustrated's NFL preview issue this week along with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Detroit Free Press Aug 26, 2014

Lions Gab: Tough road schedule leaves Lions going 9-7 in season prediction

I really like this coaching staff and I believe they have the tools and talents to turn this team around. I believe in Matthew Stafford as a franchise quarterback and I wholeheartedly believe his struggles have been a result of poor coaching. I think the front seven, offensive line and offensive skill positions are some of the best in football. I also believe that building a sense of accountability and instilling discipline does not happen overnight.
Detroit Free Press Aug 26, 2014

Lions' Caldwell mum on Stafford playing in preseason finale

Last year, Matthew Stafford played two series and threw one interception in the Detroit Lions preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills.
Detroit Lions — No decision on if Matthew Stafford will play Thursday; more notes

Detroit Lions — No decision on if Matthew Stafford will play Thursday; more notes

ALLEN PARK — Quick hits from Detroit Lions’ availability today (Tuesday): — Coach Jim Caldwell said he hasn’t determined if Matthew Stafford will play on Thursday at Buffalo in the final preseason game. Caldwell said it won’t be  blanket decision on which starters will play and who won’t. — The Lions made it official on the waiver claim of Emil Igwenagu from the Philadelphia Eagles. He played three games for the Eagles in 2012 and none last year. He’s listed as a tight end, but Caldwell called him a fullback. Said they hope to get him some playing time on Thursday night...
Detroit Free Press Aug 25, 2014

Lions' Stafford channels Hank Stram on radio show

So, Matthew Stafford, what's so good about this new offense coach Jim Caldwell is installing with the Lions?
ESPN Fantasy Football Aug 24, 2014

Matthew Stafford among must-avoid players for 2014 - Fantasy Football

Tim Hasselbeck isn't going to draft Matthew Stafford to his fantasy football team this season. Check out his full list of "must-avoid" players for 2014.
Florida Times-Union Aug 23, 2014
Jaguars Insider: A closer look at Friday night's preseason game

Jaguars Insider: A closer look at Friday night's preseason game

Observations and notes of interest from the Jaguars’ 13-12 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions on Friday: ■ The Jaguars’ secondary came to play on the first drive. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford held the ball for 4.15 seconds (incomplete), 6.81 seconds (throwaway) and 4.65 seconds (1-yard pass) before throwing. read more
Pride Of Detroit Aug 23, 2014

Lions players comment on win over Jaguars

Quotes from various players after Friday's Detroit Lions preseason game. Below is a look at what various Detroit Lions players had to say after Friday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) LIONS QB MATTHEW STAFFORD On if the first-team offense had the precision he wanted: "Yeah, we definitely did.  I think I could have been more patient early on and just kept us a little bit ahead of the chains.  The offensive line did a great job protecting, which was a positive.  It opened up some good rush lanes, obviously ran the ball pretty well tonight, had some...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 23, 2014
Matthew Stafford preaches patience after slow start from Detroit Lions' first-team offense

Matthew Stafford preaches patience after slow start from Detroit Lions' first-team offense

Matthew Stafford is preaching patience again, after a slow start bogged down the offense Friday night in a 13-12 exhibition win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Rotoworld Aug 22, 2014

Stafford has 98 yards, INT in final tune-up - Matthew Stafford (QB) Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford completed 10-of-16 passes for 98 yards and an interception in the Lions' third preseason game Friday night.
Detroit Free Press Aug 20, 2014

Lions' Stafford ranked No. 71 offensive player in NFL by ESPN

Matthew Stafford is the highest-ranked offensive player in the NFL, according to ESPN.com - at least so far.

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