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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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Lions 24, Jets 17: Passing, on Offense and Defense, Is Jets’ Undoing Against Lions

Sep 28 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

With a brutal three-game stretch looming, the Jets will face questions about their secondary, which allowed Matthew Stafford to throw for 293 yards, and Geno Smith, who commi ...
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Calvin Pryor Injury: Updates on Jets Star's Thigh and Return

Sep 28 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor will not return to Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions after re-injuring what's being characterized as a thigh injury in the second quarter.     Pryor, the Jets' first-round pick in May's draft, came up limping just before the teams were due to head into the locker room. He was attended to by trainers on the sidelines and was initially ruled questionable to return, but ESPN's Rich Cimini received confirmation from the team he was ...
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Bears S Dixon leaves game with hamstring injury

Sep 28 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears safety Ahmad Dixon has left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury. He was hurt covering a kickoff in the second quarter. He walked off the field with some assistance and was examined on the sideline. The Bears announced in the third quarter that he would not return. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson and safety Calvin Pryor left the game against the D ...
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Bears S Dixon leaves game with hamstring injury

Sep 28 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears safety Ahmad Dixon has left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury. He was hurt covering a kickoff in the second quarter. He walked off the field with some assistance and was examined on the sideline. The Bears announced in the third quarter that he would not return. Jets WR David Nelson, S Calvin Pryor leave game vs. Lions with injuries EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Jets wide receiver David Nelson and safety Calvin Pryor le ...
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Bears S Dixon leaves game with hamstring injury

Sep 28 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears safety Ahmad Dixon has left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury. He was hurt covering a kickoff in the second quarter. He walked off the field with some assistance and was examined on the sideline. The Bears announced in the third quarter that he would not return. Jets WR David Nelson, S Calvin Pryor leave game vs. Lions with injuries EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — N ...
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Bears S Dixon leaves game with hamstring injury

Sep 28 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears safety Ahmad Dixon has left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury. He was hurt covering a kickoff in the second quarter. He walked off the field with some assistance and was examined on the sideline. The Bears announced in the third quarter that he would not return. Jets WR David Nelson, S Calvin Pryor leave game vs. Lions with injuries EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Jets wide receiv ...
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Bears S Dixon leaves game with hamstring injury

Sep 28 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — Chicago Bears safety Ahmad Dixon has left Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of a hamstring injury. He was hurt covering a kickoff in the second quarter. He walked off the field with some assistance and was examined on the sideline. The Bears announced in the third quarter that he would not return. Jets WR David Nelson, S Calvin Pryor leave game vs. Lions with injuries EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Jets wide receiver David ...
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Lions, Suh Would Be Making the Right Choice in Probable Mutual Split

Sep 28 2014 1:28pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Game day for the Detroit Lions took a decided back seat to the bombshell Adam Schefter of ESPN dropped on Sunday morning. A quarter way through season, the Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be DT Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing to move on, per sources. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2014 This comes after months of negotiations between the Pro Bowl defensive tackle and the Lions bore no fruit. There was seemingly always someth ...
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Lions vs. Jets 2014 live stream: Start time, TV schedule and how to watch online

Sep 28 2014 7:15am CDT | Source: SBNation

The Jets try to end their two-game losing streak against NFC North opponents. After back-to-back losses to NFC North opponents, the New York Jets (1-2) hope to avoid the same fate against the Detroit Lions (2-1) in Week 4. These two teams have faced off since 2010, a three-point win for the Jets in Detroit. This one's in New Jersey, an early start on Fox. As is customary for a Rex Ryan-coached team, the Jets possess a strong defense. While injuries have hindered the defe ...
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Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 4: Lions vs. Jets

Sep 28 2014 7:15am CDT | Source: SBNation

Two teams with stout run defenses and little else in common face off Sunday. Two of the NFL's best run defenses take on each other Sunday. The Detroit Lions and New York Jets have held opposing running backs in check all season; now they get to work on each other. The game is in New York at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, and there is as always a handful of fantasy options to consider: Lions Start in every league: Matthew Stafford, Reggie Bush ...
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