Matthew Stafford: Detroit Lions place quarterback on reserve/COVID-19 list | NFL News

first_imgThe Detroit Lions have placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time in three months, the team announcedWednesday.Stafford was put on the list during training camp on August 1 but was reinstated a few days later after further tests revealed a false positive.Stafford, 32, will miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Chase Daniel is the backup behind Stafford.- Advertisement – Stafford played just eight games last season after suffering a back injury on the final drive of Detroit’s 31-24 loss to Oakland on November 3. Stafford was put on injured reserve on December 17. Stafford had a streak of 136 straight regular-season starts snapped. – Advertisement – Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August Matthew Stafford will miss Detroit’s match against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday with Chase Daniel filling in for the Lions; Stafford was first put on the list during training camp in August but was reinstated a few days later after it was found to be a false positive Last Updated: 04/11/20 9:51pmcenter_img Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford returned a false positive in August

Steip shock as Ship sinks

first_imgSteip Amach caused a real upset when she lowered the colours of Royal Navy Ship to land the Group Three Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown. Royal Navy Ship was sent off the 1-6 favourite after beating Jacobean to score on his debut, but Seamie Heffernan never looked truly comfortable on him at the head of the four-runner field. Steip Amach, the 12-1 outsider, was last of the quartet on the turn for home, but Jim Bolger’s filly responded well to Kevin Manning’s urgings, cutting down the leader close home before going on to score by three-quarters of a length. Press Association Bolger said: “She got bogged down in Navan, and the ground was a bit better here. Seven furlongs or a mile doesn’t really matter to her. She’ll probably start off next year in a Classic trial back here.” The winning trainer and jockey secured a double when Answered got the better of a thrilling duel with Vote Often to land the Listed Trigo Stakes. Both were reappearing after lengthy absences, with Irish 1,000 Guineas third Vote Often just ahead as the pair took up the lead two furlongs out. Neither horse would back down in a head-to-head battle up the straight, but it was Answered who just found the most close home, the 9-2 chance eventually scoring by a neck. Bolger said: “He missed most of the season with an injury but it’s good to get him back. He’ll handle better ground but wouldn’t want real summer ground. I’d expect he’ll improve again.” Giovanni Canaletto rocketed into the Investec Derby picture as he produced an eyecatching turn of foot to easily put the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden to bed. Aidan O’Brien’s charge is a full-brother to last year’s Derby hero Ruler Of The World and still figured among the entries for the Racing Post Trophy at the beginning of the week. He was sent off the 4-7 favourite to build on his debut third at Navan. Seamie Heffernan sat in midfield early and still had a number of horses ahead at the turn for home, but Giovanni Canaletto swept to the front with a powerful surge and careered away to beat Alcatraz by six and a half lengths. Heffernan said: “He’s completely asleep. When he got a bit of light he woke up, as if to say ‘what do you want me to do?’. I gave him a crack and he went right away. He’s doing it so easy at home. We like him.” Many bookmakers were quick to alter their prices on the premier Classic, with RaceBets going 20-1 from 33-1. Betfred gave the winner a 20-1 first-show quote for the Qipco 2000 Guineas. Unsinkable had dropped like a stone in the ratings after a poor season but having transferred from Britain to the Ger Lyons yard, he was backed into 11-2 favourite for the Leopardstown Handicap and won as he liked, storming away under Tom Madden to score by two and three-quarter lengths. David Wachman’s 7-2 chance Off Limits was an eyecatching fourth on her debut and stepped up to take the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden, though it was a close call as she got up in the shadow of the post under Billy Lee to win by a short head. last_img read more