Matthew Stafford has made enough money already that his newborn twin daughters should be just fine, financially, for life. The Detroit Lions are expected to give their quarterback a new deal that will set up his family for generations. After going through a minicamp practice this week, he insisted the implications of a new contract are not on his mind.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) A man had to be escorted from the Detroit Lions' minicamp after approaching a field and shouting as players and coaches were practicing. Team employees prevented him from getting closer as he continued to scream toward the coaches and players, and many of them seemed to be unaware of the disturbance toward the end of the practice. ''I saw some commotion over here,'' Lions punter Sam Martin said.
A man had to be escorted from the Detroit Lions' minicamp after approaching a field and shouting as players and coaches were practicing. ''I saw some commotion over here,'' Lions punter Sam Martin said. The man was guided down a path toward the parking lot at the team headquarters in Allen Park, Michigan.
Detroit Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker has had shoulder surgery and is out indefinitely. Lions coach Jim Caldwell says Decker was injured last week during an offseason workout. Caldwell declines to say how Decker was hurt.
The Detroit Lions are notoriously mum about injuries in general, but it sounds like left tackle Taylor Decker could be missing an extended period of time. Decker underwent surgery on his shoulder on Monday after injuring it in practice last week, according to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell. Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker, left, could miss the start of the 2017 season with a shoulder injury.
The Chicago Bears claimed fullback Michael Burton off waivers from the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. Burton, a former fifth-round pick by Detroit in 2015, was waived by the Lions to clear a roster spot for the addition of Matt Asiata. The Bears waived tight end Franko House to clear a spot for Burton on their 90-man roster.
2016: 9-7, 2nd in NFC North. Lost in Wild-Card Round. Significant Additions: G T.J. Lang (FA), LB Paul Worrilow (FA), LB Jarrad Davis (R1), DE Cornelius Washington (FA), CB DJ Hayden (FA), RT Rick Wagner (FA), DT Akeem Spence (FA). Significant Losses