Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford would like help at wide receiver, preferably a wide receiver that can stretch the field opposite of WR Calvin Johnson. I think with what we have on the roster right now, I would say somebody that can stretch the field, Stafford said this week when asked about what kind of receiver he'd like to see if the Lions did indeed add one via the draft. In the NFL, more and more today, everyone is looking for that. It doesnt matter if youre playing opposite Calvin Johnson or not, you want somebody that can run. This is a game about speed.
4.15.2013 10:54:53 AM EST
The Detroit Lions' extension talks with QB Matthew Stafford have heated up, and it's just a matter of time before a deal is reached.
4.14.2013 9:03:33 PM EST
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will be at the team's facility Monday, April 15, for the start of the offseason program, and he has been at the facility almost every other day since the end of the 2012 regular season. It is a departure from his first few years in the league when he spent large chunks of time doing rehab in Florida, or in his native Texas or adoptive Georgia doing offseason training. 'There is not a guy that's done more for this franchise in this offseason than Matthew Stafford,' team president Tom Lewand said. 'The guy's been in the building every day. He's been living here the entire offseason. He's been working out, he's helped us recruit free agents, he's been involved on a daily basis in trying to get ready for the season, and he would do anything to help us be successful.'
3.7.2013 3:17:41 PM EST
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford holds all the leverage in his ongoing contract talks. The team would like to gain salary cap space by negotiating with Stafford, but Stafford could choose to play out his contract and have a big franchise tag number.
2.27.2013 3:28:16 PM EST
The Detroit Lions met with the agent for QB Matthew Stafford at the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss the possibility of a new contract. The Lions could create around $10 million in salary cap space if they signed Stafford to a new deal.
2.22.2013 10:07:16 AM EST
The Detroit Lions are actively trying to rework QB Matthew Stafford's contract during the NFL Scouting Combine. Stafford's base salary is $12 million in 2013, but his salary cap hit is $20.3 million.
2.16.2013 8:13:37 AM EST
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand would like to sign QB Matthew Stafford to an extension in order to keep him around for the long run, not just because he is entering the fifth year of his rookie deal with a $20.8 million cap number. 'Matthew Stafford is our quarterback, and we hope is our quarterback for a long time,' Lewand said. 'The reason to explore a contract extension with Matthew is to fulfill that goal of having him be our quarterback for a long time. Its not a short-term look at the salary cap. Thats the wrong way to look at that. When you look at extending somebody like Matthew, hes not going to take less money to extend. Thats a very short-term focus to look at.'
2.15.2013 1:37:04 PM EST
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand said the team would not change their approach in free agency if they were not able to sign QB Matthew Stafford to a contract extension. The team would like to extend Stafford's contract because it would open up salary cap space for next season.
2.8.2013 3:08:54 PM EST
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he expects to start negotiations soon with the agent for QB Matthew Stafford on a contract extension. The team will look to reduce his $20.8 million salary cap hit for 2013 with the extension.
2.6.2013 12:36:26 AM EST
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford will count over $20 million against the salary cap in 2013, and it is expected he will have his contract restricted for some relief.