2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
3-5-1, 4th in NFC North
Ninkovich: Lions will have tough time vs. Cowboys (0:24)
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Hue to lead Kap workout; at least 13 teams to go

The NFL released more details about Colin Kaepernick's scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, saying Thursday that Hue Jackson will lead the drills. At least 13 teams have committed to attend.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions, they have some safety health issues — Will Harris added as limited with a quad injury. Just Tavon Wilson and C.J. Moore healthy now, although Miles Killebrew back to full after a concussion.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Ty Johnson back at practice for the Lions, so that's a good sign. QB Matthew Stafford and RT Rick Wagner still not practicing so that's not as good of an indication for Sunday against Dallas.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford officially a no practice with a back/hip injury:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford did not have a helmet and threw lightly on the side, but did not warm up or participate in any drills during the open portion of practice Wednesday. Mostly he stood in the back with his hands on his hips or arms crossed between chatting with coaches. It was all Jeff Driskel and David Blough going through reps during the open portion of practice.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said "we always do our due diligence" on players that are available. He said the Lions will have someone at Colin Kaepernick's workout this weekend but seemed happy with Jeff Driskel's performance over the weekend.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

No Tracy Walker, Rick Wagner, Romeo Okwara, Ty Johnson or Da'Shawn Hand at practice today, per Matt Patricia. So it sounds, at least, like Matthew Stafford will be out there. No idea how much the quarterback will do, though.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions placed DT Kevin Strong on injured reserve and were awarded OT Dan Skipper on waivers from Houston. Skipper was with the Lions for parts of the 2017 and 2018 season between the practice squad and active roster. This move is one to watch with Rick Wagner in concussion protocol.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said "we'll see as we go through the week" as to whether or not Matthew Stafford will practice this week.

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Stafford: Sitting out vs. Bears was 'right decision'

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Monday he wanted to be on the field Sunday but ultimately did what he felt was best for the team in sitting against the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136-game start streak.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia said Matthew Stafford is still day-to-day, week-to-week, according to what he told reporters during his press conference Monday. Said he had scans done Friday. He prepared the team for any possibility on Saturday and held out hope Stafford would feel better Sunday. He said he and Stafford made the decision for him not to dress.

Former Lions WR Rogers dies at 38 (0:46)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Lions on the passing of Charles Rogers

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL is looking into how the Lions handled the injury designation of quarterback Matthew Stafford, a league source tells ESPN. The investigation is standard when there are some questions about the report. On Sunday there was confusion about the timing of the decision of when Stafford wouldn't play. Some players said they were told Saturday and Matt Patricia/Bob Quinn said the decision was made Sunday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Multiple Lions players said they found out yesterday that Matthew Stafford wouldn't be playing. Matt Patricia said they made decisions with doctors earlier Sunday that he wouldn't be playing.

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Trubisky, Bears hang on to beat Lions 20-13 as Stafford sits

Mitchell Trubisky tied a season high with three touchdown passes, and the Chicago Bears withstood a late charge by Detroit with Jeff Driskel filling in for injured quarterback Matthew Stafford, beating the Lions 20-13 on Sunday to snap a four-game...

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Kevin Strong questionable to with a rib injury. This is becoming a really rough injury day for the Lions (although A'Shawn Robinson did come back to the game at some point) with Ty Johnson and Rick Wagner out in-game and Matthew Stafford, Da'Shawn Hand, Tracy Walker and Romeo Okwara inactive.

Team Stats

Passing Yards291.24th
Rushing Yards96.2Tied-20th
Points For24.114th
Points Against26.3