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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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2014 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Week 10

Nov 4 2014 9:07am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 10 fantasy football quarterback rankings.1. Peyton Manning, Denver BroncosPeyton Manning is averaging 321.5 yards and three touchdowns per game. He should dominate the Oakland Raiders. Last year he averaged 320 yards and 3.5 touchdowns against them.2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay PackersAaron Rodgers is averaging 26 ...
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Upcoming Schedule Provides Lions a Chance to Prove 2014 Team Is Different

Nov 3 2014 1:52pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The Detroit Lions are 6-2 coming out of the bye week, alone in first place in the NFC North and in possession of the No. 2 seed in the ultra-competitive NFC.  At the midway point of the 2014 season, the Lions prowl the summit of the standings as bona fide contenders. But Detroit has been in this position of high ground before—the Lions were 6-3 and leading the division after 10 weeks just last season—and still crumbled down th ...
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Golden Tate Takes Shot at Former Seahawks Teammates About Halloween Costume

Oct 31 2014 4:17pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In his first season with the Detroit Lions, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate has gotten off to a strong start, putting up 800 yards and three touchdowns on 55 receptions halfway through the season.  Now that he's with the Lions, Tate apparently isn't afraid to take a shot at some of his former Seahawks teammates. Tate took to Twitter to suggest that he might dress as a mediocre receiver for Halloween, tagging Se ...
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Lions WR Calvin Johnson ready to return after Week 9 bye

Oct 29 2014 4:29pm CDT | Source: Fantasy Football Toolbox

WIth their bye week on tap for Week 9, the Detroit Lions will use the time off to rest and heal, specifically star WR Calvin Johnson. Johnson said Wednesday that he plans to be ready to go for the team's Week 10 game with Miami. quot;Definitely expect to play," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to the game, playing some old teammates. That makes it all that much better." Johnson has missed the last three games due to a high right ankle sprain. FANTASY ...
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Week 9 Fantasy Football Projections: Stat Predictions for Top 100 Players

Oct 28 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Week 8 in the NFL was quite possibly one of the highest-scoring weeks in fantasy football history. Ben Roethlisberger torched the Indianapolis Colts for a preposterous 522 yards and six scores. Three other quarterbacks surpassed 400 yards, another five passed the 300-yard mark and 11 in total scored at least 20 fantasy points. Unsurprisingly (someone has to catch the passes), wide receivers and tight ends were similarly off the charts. ...
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8 weeks ago

Resilient Lions Enter Bye Week with a Chance to Get Healthy for Stretch Run

Oct 26 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Even William Shakespeare would have scoffed at the ridiculous and improbable set of events that went into crafting the final scene of the Detroit Lions' 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons Sunday morning from Wembley Stadium in London.  A comedy of errors—provided by both teams—was ultimately required to set up Matt Prater's 48-yard kick as time expired. Down 21-0 at halftime, the Lions s ...
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8 weeks ago

Lions vs. Falcons: Score and Twitter Reaction from London

Oct 26 2014 12:02pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Of the Lions' two losses, at least one can be attributed to the futility of their kicking game. Matt Prater nearly made it two. And then he got a second chance.   After a delay of game penalty nullified a miss from 43 yards out, Prater hit a 48-yard field goal as time expired to give Detroit a 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The game-winner came after a calam ...
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8 weeks ago

Lions score 22 unanswered points, beat Falcons

Oct 26 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second second straight late winning drive for the Lions (6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week. Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 120 TDs, breaking the Lions record of 118 held by Bobby Layne. Matt R ...
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8 weeks ago

Lions score 22 unanswered points, beat Falcons

Oct 26 2014 11:53am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal on the last play of the game Sunday, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons after trailing by 21 points. Prater capped a second second straight late winning drive for the Lions (6-2), who also rallied to beat the Saints last week. Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 120 TDs, breaking the Lions record of 118 held by Bobby Layne. Matt Ryan le ...
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