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2020 Detroit Lions practice squad, waiver wire tracker –

Starting at noon ET on Sunday, the second wave of roster moves begins. At that moment, waiver wire claims will be processed and teams will be awarded new players. Recipient teams will then have an hour to decide what their corresponding moves will be to make room for awarded players.

After those moves are officially processed at 1 p.m. ET, teams will scramble to sign their 16-man practice squads from all unsigned players (including those just released as part of the waiver claim offset moves). As a reminder, every unsigned player—no matter how many years they’ve been in the league—is eligible to join a practice squad this year.

As things get underway at noon, we’ll be tracking it all. We’ll track all practice squad additions as the day goes on. We’ll note any waiver claims the Lions may have made. But we’ll also keep track of the 25 players the Lions waived or released over the weekend. Some may return to Detroit, but it’s possible they lose a few to waiver claims.

Be sure to stay tuned here and continually refresh when the news starts coming in at noon.

Detroit Lions waiver wire claims

  • None—confirmed by transaction wire

Lions waived players claimed by other teams

Detroit Lions 2020 practice squad members

  • S Bobby Price

Former Lions joining other practice squads

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Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford’s wife blames NFL for harassment received after false positive coronavirus test – CNN

(CNN)After a false positive Covid-19 test put Matthew Stafford, quarterback for the Detroit Lions, on the NFL’s Injured Reserve/Covid list, life has been terrible. And his wife blames the NFL.

That’s according to an Instagram post made by Kelly Stafford, the quarterback’s wife, who called the past four days following the false positive “somewhat of a nightmare.”
“I have been losing my mind because of how my Family has been treated since my husband was put on COVID-IR,” Kelly Stafford wrote. “Even after we knew it was false positive, our school told us they were not allowed back, I was approached in a grocery store and told I was ‘endangering others,’ my kids were harassed and kicked off a playground, I was told I needed to wait in my car when trying to pick up food, and people closest to us had to get tested just so they could go back to work.”
All this, Kelly Stafford says, happened after Saturday, when the Lions placed Matthew Stafford on the league’s Reserve/Covid-19 list. The team removed him from the list Tuesday.
The NFL has said being placed on the list doesn’t mean the player has Covid-19, just that they may have tested positive or is quarantined after being in contact with an infected person.
But after the family’s experience following the false positive test, Kelly Stafford says she wants the league to change — saying it should be “absolutely positive” a player has Covid-19 before making the news public.
“I don’t blame these scenarios on any of the people directly involved.. I understand where they are coming from,” she wrote, referring to the treatment her family received. “But I do blame the @NFL. I blame the @NFL for not holding themselves accountable. These are people’s lives and livelihoods that are in those results in THEIR test sites. Maybe we should be absolutely positive a person has covid before releasing that info to the world.”
Matthew Stafford has not publicly commented on the incident, and the NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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Lions place QB Matthew Stafford on reserve/COVID-19 list – ESPN

4:41 PM ET

  • Michael RothsteinESPN Staff Writer


    • Previously covered University of Michigan for and
    • Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford on Saturday became the eighth member of the team to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Stafford was put on the list after results came back from the team’s third round of testing on Friday. Players are put on the list either if they’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has the coronavirus. Players must stay on the list until they are medically cleared to return to their teams.

It’s unclear how long Stafford will be out, per NFL protocol, but the team is scheduled to start strength and conditioning workouts Monday.

The Lions, when reached for comment, referred to the NFL-NFLPA policy that “clubs are not permitted to comment on a player’s medical status other than referring to roster status.”

A message left with Stafford’s agent seeking comment was not immediately returned to ESPN.

If they completed three negative COVID-19 tests on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Lions players on Saturday were allowed into the team’s practice facility in Allen Park, Michigan, for the first time for physicals and equipment pickup.

Stafford is coming off a season-ending back injury in 2019, which cost him the final eight games of last season.

When Stafford’s wife Kelly was pregnant with their fourth child in May (she’s since given birth to a daughter), Stafford said they’ve been as cautious as possible.

“I think it’s in everybody’s best interest to be as safe as you can possibly be whether you’ve got a pregnant wife at home with kids or not,” Stafford said in May. “Obviously nobody really knows, there’s not hard data on this yet, on what it does to a pregnant woman or a baby or whatever it is. We’re just trying to make sure we’re doing whatever we possibly can to limit our exposure.

“Make sure we are at home doing everything that the experts are telling us to do, as much as we possibly can, and we’re trying to stay sane and still have a little bit of fun here and there.”

Stafford, though, did work out with teammates throughout the offseason where he has homes, including training with Kenny Golladay in California, Danny Amendola in Georgia and then a small group of Lions players in June. The June workout came against the advice of the NFLPA, which at the time asked players to stop group workouts.

The 32-year-old quarterback is the eighth Lions player to appear on the COVID-19 reserve list, joining Golladay, tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Isaac Nauta, cornerbacks Justin Coleman and Amani Oruwariye, punter Arryn Siposs and safety Jalen Elliott.

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