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Sport Matthew Stafford back with Detroit Lions after false positive for COVID-19

02:10  05 august  2020
02:10  05 august  2020 Source:   touchdownwire.usatoday.com

Lions place Pro Bowl receiver Kenny Golladay, tight end T.J. Hockenson on reserve/COVID-19 list, per report

  Lions place Pro Bowl receiver Kenny Golladay, tight end T.J. Hockenson on reserve/COVID-19 list, per report Five Lions were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Wednesday , according to M Live's Kyle Meinke. A Pro Bowler for the first time in 2019, Golladay caught 65 passes for 1,190 yards and a league-high 11 touchdown passes last season. During his first three seasons in Detroit, the former third-round pick has caught 163 passes for 2,730 yards and 19 touchdowns. One of the Lions' top 2020 salary cap bargains, Golladay is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

© Tannen Maury, EPA-EFE/REX Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford scrambles away from a Green Bay Packers defender at Lambeau Field in Green Players who test positive for COVID - 19 but are asymptomatic can return 10 days after the initial test, or five days after the initial test but with two

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has reportedly tested positive for COVID - 19 . The news comes two days after the Lions put Stafford on the reserve/ COVID - 19 list. UP NEXT. NOW PLAYING: story. Matthew Stafford reportedly tests positive for COVID - 19 . WXYZ Detroit , MI.

The Detroit Lions got some good news Tuesday. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is back with the team and able to practice after he learned his COVID-19 test produced a false positive.

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The veteran Lions’ quarterback had been on the reserve/COVID-19  list since Saturday. That list designates when a player either has taken a test that has come back positive or has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Lions place QB Matthew Stafford on COVID-19 reserve list

  Lions place QB Matthew Stafford on COVID-19 reserve list The Detroit Lions have placed Matthew Stafford on the COVID-19 reserve list. This does not necessarily mean that Stafford has tested positive for COVID-19. Stafford has not publicly commented on the news. The list is designated for players who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in quarantine after a potential exposure. The news also does not necessarily impact Stafford’s availability for the upcoming season. Players have an option to opt out of the season because of the pandemic, and many have taken that option.Stafford has not opted out. Players have until Aug. 3 to decide to do so.

Lions QB Matt Stafford tested positive for COVID over the weekend -- and has now hit Detroit 's reserve list over it. Stafford came down with the positive test Kelly has also undergone serious brain surgery in the last year and a half having a tumor removed in a 12-hour operation back in April 2019.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has reportedly tested positive for COVID - 19 . The news comes two days after the Lions put Stafford on the reserve/ COVID - 19 list. NOW PLAYING: Trending. Matthew Stafford reportedly tests positive for COVID - 19 . WXYZ Detroit , MI.

Stafford has had three tests since and they all came back negative.

“To be clear, Matthew does NOT have COVID-19 and never has had COVID-19 and the test in question was a false-positive,” the Lions said in a statement. “Also, all of Matthew’s family have been tested and everyone is negative.”

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay, tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye, safety Jalen Elliott and punter Arryn Siposs remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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