Matthew Stafford placed on the Lions COVID-19 reserve list

Ruben Hill
August 2, 2020

The new reserve list is for any player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who is quarantining after coming in close contact with an infected person.

Players who had contact with an infected person may return to camp after having two negative tests for coronavirus within 24 hours.

The second National Football League quarterback placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after the Falcons' Danny Etling, Stafford is the initial starting quarterback to be placed.

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

His status is concerning, as Stafford has four young daughters at home including a newborn.

The NFL and NFLPA have agreed on a policy that states "clubs are not permitted to comment on a player's medical status other than referring to roster status". Without him, Detroit went 0-8 to end the season. His wife, Kelly, had brain surgery in 2019 as well.

Also Saturday, Seattle put guard Chance Warmack on the reserve/opt-out list, and Dallas put defensive back Saivion Smith on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

"With the health and safety of my family in mind, I have chose to opt out of the 2020 season during these trying times in 'Our Nation, '" McCray said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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