Matthew Stafford is still on track on Sunday despite being on the COVID-19 bench for the second time in three months.
His wife, Kelly, confirmed in an Instagram video that the Lions quartet did not test positive for coronavirus. However, the family is closely related to the one who did.
Kelly Stafford, who criticized the NFL when her husband was falsely positive in the training camp, ironically thanked the tournament for “throwing my family out there when no one was positive.”
Kelly Stafford said: “I appreciate everyone who approached us and gave us all our best wishes, when we are really well,” Detroit Free Press. “We are all negative. My husband was silent. There’s only one exposure given, so we’ve been testing since the exposure and we are all negative.
Stafford is on quarantine for five days from the last contact date, which ESPN has reported as Monday and if he continues to give negative results, he can rejoin the Lions on Sunday. But Stafford won’t practice this week.
Lions included midfielder Jarrad Davis on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday, but Lions boss Matt Patricia said the Stafford and Davis cases were irrelevant.
Stafford has made every attack this season. Chase Daniel and David Blough are the midfield pair behind Stafford on the depth chart.