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NFL: Detroit Lions, QB Matthew Stafford Agree to New $76 M Deal
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NFL: Detroit Lions, QB Matthew Stafford Agree to New $76 M Deal

Jul 9 2013, 7:30pm CDT | by

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly agreed to a three-year extension that upped his five-year deal through 2017 to a whopping $76 million.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed to a three-year extension that will have him stay with the team through 2017.  According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the agreement...

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NFL: Detroit Lions, QB Matthew Stafford Agree to New $76 M Deal

Jul 9 2013, 7:30pm CDT | by

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly agreed to a three-year extension that upped his five-year deal through 2017 to a whopping $76 million.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford agreed to a three-year extension that will have him stay with the team through 2017. 

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the agreement upped his deal to five years worth $76 million, making Stafford one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. Stafford was slated to make $12.5 million in the 2013 season with a $20.8-million cap charge, per Birkett. 

Stafford had two years and $23.5 million remaining on his previous deal and is now primed to receive around $41.5 million in guaranteed money. 

Fox Sports Detroit's Dave Dye notes Stafford is the latest top-notch quarterback to sign an extension, the others being Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens, Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. 

Dye also argues the new deal makes sense for both the Lions and Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick out of Georgia in the 2009 NFL draft. The development gives Detroit additional cap space of as much as $5 million in each of the next two seasons which could potentially allow the team to dangle an extension to defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.  

Stafford could be due for another mega-deal as soon as the new contract is up in 2017, Dye writes. 

The 25-year-old quarterback owns single-season records for passing yards, touchdowns, completions and attempts. He, together with Brady, Drew Brees and Dan Marino are the only quarterbacks to top 5,000 yards in a single NFL season

Prior to the new contract extension, Stafford mentioned several times during the offseason he wanted to remain a Detroit Lion for the rest of his career, per Birkett.  

 
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Watkins injures ribs in Bills’ loss to Lions

Aug 28 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills lost more than their preseason finale Thursday night, when rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after aggravating a rib injury. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Bills. With time running out in the first half and perhaps their tenure in Detroit, third-string qua ...
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Watkins injures ribs in Bills’ loss to Lions

Aug 28 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills lost more than their preseason finale Thursday night, when rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after aggravating a rib injury. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Bills. With time running out in the first half and perhaps their tenure in Detroit ...
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1 day ago

Watkins injures ribs in Bills’ loss to Lions

Aug 28 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills lost more than their preseason finale Thursday night, when rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after aggravating a rib injury. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Bills. With time running out in the first half and perhaps their tenure in Detroit, third-string quarterback Kellen Moore and backup receiver Corey Full ...
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1 day ago

Watkins injures ribs in Bills’ loss to Lions

Aug 28 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills lost more than their preseason finale Thursday night, when rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after aggravating a rib injury. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Bills. With time running out in the first half and perhaps their tenure in Detroit, third-string quarterback Kellen Moore and backup r ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 day ago

Watkins injures ribs in Bills’ loss to Lions

Aug 28 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills lost more than their preseason finale Thursday night, when rookie receiver Sammy Watkins did not return after aggravating a rib injury. The Detroit Lions, on the other hand, have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Bills. With time running out in the first half and perhaps their tenure in Detroit, third-string quarterback Kellen Moore and backup ...
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2 days ago

What Happens To Zac Stacy Without Sam Bradford At QB?

Aug 27 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Can Zac Stacy thrive with Shaun Hill throwing the rock? Photo Credit: Guy Harbart Many a Fantasy owner may find themselves in dismay after learning the unfortunate news involving quarterback Sam Bradford. During the Rams’ third preseason game, Bradford re-tore the ACL in his left knee, a career-threatening injury indeed. Now, chances are that many Fantasy Football team owners didn’t spend any early picks on the receiving options in St. Louis ...
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2 days ago

Sports Illustrated Made All the NFC Quarterbacks Look Weird and Awkward

Aug 27 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: The Big Lead

Sports Illustrated has four regional covers for its 2014 NFL preview issue. Each features a different quarterback duo. The east coast gets Tony Romo and Nick Foles, the midwest gets Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford, the south gets Matt Ryan and Drew Brees, and the west coast gets Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson. It seems the main theme is “gunslingers in the NFC.” That’s all fine, but what the heck is up with all these pictures? They might as well have photoshopped Beyonce in the background ...
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3 days ago

Can Calvin Johnson Surpass NFL Legends in 2014?

Aug 26 2014 12:01pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It seems like Calvin Johnson has been in the league for just a few seasons, but he's entering his seventh year in the NFL. In that time with the Lions, Megatron has amassed some jaw-dropping numbers through his partnership with Matthew Stafford and freak talent. Find out how he can reach two milestones this season that would put him ahead of the likes of Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison and Lance Alworth. Bleacher Report's NFL experts ...
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4 days ago

5 Late Round Targets For Your Fantasy Football Drafts

Aug 25 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

Ben Roethlisberger has averaged 25 TDs per year since his third season. Photo Credit: blacroc The following is a free preview excerpt from the RotoExperts.com Xclusive Edge Fantasy Football Package’s Draft Kit. To read the entire article and see what else you get for one great season price, click here. SportsGrid readers can enter promocode “sportsgrid” for an additional discount. How do you win y ...
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5 days ago

What Can Rams Expect from Shaun Hill This Season in Wake of Sam Bradford Injury?

Aug 24 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Any thoughts the St. Louis Rams had of riding Sam Bradford into the postseason in 2014 disappeared on Saturday when the quarterback injured his knee against the Cleveland Browns. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the entire 2014 campaign. It is the exact same injury that forced the former Oklahoma standout to miss nine games a season ago. This obviously sends Bradf ...
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