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2019 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC North
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10hMichael Rothstein

Kelly Stafford back in hospital after surgery

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Matthew Stafford, returned to the hospital Wednesday after experiencing severe pain in her recovery from brain surgery.

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Stafford back with Lions after wife's surgery

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was at the team's facility on Monday morning, a day after his wife, Kelly, was released from the hospital following surgery to remove a brain tumor.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Quinn expects there will be some disappointment from the juniors who declared for the draft this year because of the numbers of them. He seemed to indicate he thinks it's an issue with the players that come out and are maybe getting bad advice -- or are not listening to the advice they are getting from the advisory board before they come out. Doesn't know what the solution should be but said it should be looked at.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 LIONS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE: Sept. 8 at CARDINALS; Sept. 15 vs. CHARGERS; Sept. 22 at EAGLES; Sept. 29 vs. CHIEFS; Oct. 6 BYE; Oct. 14 at PACKERS (MNF); Oct. 20 vs. VIKINGS; Oct. 27 vs. GIANTS; Nov. 3 at RAIDERS; Nov. 10 at BEARS; Nov. 17 vs. COWBOYS; Nov. 24 at REDSKINS; Nov. 28 vs. BEARS (Thanksgiving); Dec. 8 at VIKINGS; Dec. 15 vs. BUCCANEERS; Dec. 21/22 at BRONCOS; Dec. 29 vs. PACKERS

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Graham Glasgow calls Matthew and Kelly Stafford "tough people." Says they are a lot of people picking up some leadership while he deals with his wife's brain tumor. Glasgow said he spoke to Stafford about it recently and thinks they are handling things OK considering the circumstances.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions, as expected, brought back special teams standout Charles Washington, who was an exclusive rights free agent. Washington is one of the team's top gunners.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions signed Tom Savage to compete with Connor Cook and maybe a rookie for the backup quarterback spot behind Matthew Stafford. Signing Savage means the Lions are not bringing back Matt Cassel.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions preseason schedule: Week 1 — vs. New England Week 2 — at Houston Week 3 — vs. Buffalo Week 4 — at Cleveland Based on this, have to think there are possibilities for joint practices in Weeks 1 and 2 with Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn's ties to Bill Belichick and Bill O'Brien. The Lions have seen the Patriots the last three years (2017 & 2019 in the preseason, 2018 in the regular season) and will face Houston in the preseason for the first time.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Breakdown of Rashaan Melvin's one-year, $2.15 million contract with the Lions. He has $1.3 million in base salary with a $600,000 signing bonus. $100,000 of his base salary is guaranteed. He has a $150,000 roster bonus ($9,375 per game on the 46-man roster) and a $100,000 workout bonus. His dead money is $700,000 and cap hit is $2,131,250. This is less than what DeShawn Shead signed for last year with Detroit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions officially announce the C.J. Anderson signing. RB depth is now Kerryon Johnson, Anderson, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner.

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21dMichael Rothstein

Lions should be able to land playmaker at No. 8

Everything -- from the Lions' needs, the draft class makeup and Detroit's position in the draft -- suggests the Lions could score big in three weeks.

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22dMichael Rothstein

Stafford's wife having surgery for brain tumor

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, will undergo surgery for a brain tumor, she said Wednesday in a post on social media.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Lions about Kelly Stafford:

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Team Stats

Passing Yards223.520th
Rushing Yards103.823rd
Points For20.325th
Points Against22.5Tied-16th

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