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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 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 misse ...
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2 days ago

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. Twelve players tallied at least 100 yards and a touchdown ...
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3 days 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 scored 22 unanswered points, including 12 in the four ...
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3 days 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 ...
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3 days 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 Ry ...
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3 days 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 led the Falcons ...
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4 days ago

Calvin Johnson inactive vs. Falcons with ankle sprain

Oct 26 2014 7:43am CDT | Source: SBNation

The Detroit Lions will again be without wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been listed inactive for the team's game in London on Sunday. The Detroit Lions will have to wait at least another two weeks to get their star wide receiver back on the field. Calvin Johnson has been listed as inactive against the Atlanta Falcons, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson, who has not played since aggravating an ankle sprain against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5, w ...
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4 days ago

Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons: Live Score and Analysis for Atlanta

Oct 26 2014 7:13am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Atlanta heads to Wembley Stadium in London, England this morning to face the Detroit Lions. The Falcons are just one game out of the lead for the NFC South so this season isn't over just yet. Atlanta needs to win this game or it's going to be basically the end of the year. Detroit is led by a combination of Matthew Stafford on offense and Ndamukong Suh on defense. Atlanta will have to figure out how to attack both of them ...
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4 days ago

Fantasy football sit/start advice, Week 8: Lions vs. Falcons

Oct 26 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

The season's second London game features a division leader and a team that has fallen apart in recent weeks. Say, remember when the Atlanta Falcons were 2-1? Memories. The Falcons now sit at 2-5, and lose a home game Sunday by becoming the nominal host team in the season's second London game, with the NFC Central-leading Detroit Lions the nominal road team in the game. The Lions come into the game dealing with ...
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4 days ago

CJ Mosley Suspended by Lions: Latest Details and Reaction

Oct 25 2014 2:09pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Hours away from their kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons in London, the Detroit Lions will be without defensive tackle C.J. Mosley for the next two weeks. According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Mosley was suspended by the Lions after violating team rules:Twentyman also noted that Mosley won't be on the sidelines against Atlanta because the Lions already sent him home:The veteran defensive tackle's presence will be missed. Despite hav ...
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