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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 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.