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2020 Schedule
4th in NFC North
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7dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Amendola, Flowers laud Patricia after flak

Saying that he knows Matt Patricia will "get the best version of me," Lions receiver Danny Amendola is among those who are more than content with the decision to play for the Detroit coach.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola said his gym closed in Austin so he had to create a gym at one of his friend's places that he's used. Otherwise he's been able to get all of the field work in that he usually is able to use and has a couple of quarterbacks he's thrown with.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia, on WJR this morning, said this morning the Lions' facility is "going to stay in operation the way it is now for us." In other words -- and this abides by state and local law, too -- the team facility will be closed. Patricia said as things lighten up in June some of their support staff can go in help with some of the video and the rehab will be good for players working through injuries. Said some guidelines are more difficult to operate in as opposed to what they are doing now.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions fourth round pick Logan Stenberg agreed to terms with the club on his four-year contract, according to his agent. Stenberg will compete for a guard spot this fall.

NFL will allow teams to reopen facilities on Tuesday (0:59)
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford put his suburban Detroit home on the market late Thursday with a large $6.5 million asking price. Stafford, who spoke with the media Thursday, said he shrugged off trade rumors earlier this year and plans on being the Lions' quarterback for a while. He has three seasons left on his contract with Detroit. The Staffords bought the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home in 2013 for $3.5 million and made renovations to the property.

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13dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Stafford: Trade rumors didn't bother me

QB Matthew Stafford said that he ignored offseason trade rumors and that "I love being a Detroit Lion." He also said his back is fully healthy and he's preparing as if the season will start on time.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford: "This has been as much dad time as I've ever had." Said they haven't gone out at all, especially with his wife, Kelly, pregnant with their fourth child. Credits her for how she's taken care of the kids, too. Trying to stay safe as much as they can through all of this.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of the numbers Lions rookies have been given are temporary, including CB Jeff Okudah (No. 1) and RB DeAndre Swift (No. 6) because single digit jerseys are not permitted for those positions in the regular season. So expect there will be uniform number switches at some point.

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15dMichael Rothstein

Lions' Walker fondly remembers cousin Arbery

Lions safety Tracy Walker is coping with the death of his cousin and former high school teammate Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while jogging in their hometown of Brunswick, Georgia.

NFL rookies get creative on Zoom call (0:50)
4d
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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Some thoughts on the Lions' 2020 schedule, including what might be the club's most intriguing game — which could come at a critical time against some familiar faces to Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia.

The Lions' biggest can't-miss game on the 2020 schedule (1:14)
19d

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions' preseason schedule: at New England (Aug. 13-17); New York Jets (Aug. 20 -- ESPN, 8 p.m.); at Miami (Aug. 27-30); Buffalo (Sept. 3-4). So if preseason happens and, say, if joint practices were allowed one would think New England, the Jets and Miami could be in play based off relationships Matt Patricia has with the staffs there.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

According to data from ESPN Stats & Info, Lions gave UDFA TE Hunter Bryant a $20,000 signing bonus, P Arryn Siposs a $15,000 signing bonus and LS Steven Wirtel a $7,000 signing bonus. None, in the grand scheme of Lions payroll, are massive amounts of money but it's worth noting who got a little something extra from Detroit.

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22dMichael Rothstein

New reality for Lions' Patricia: Kettlebells, Barbies

Dropped video meetings, online learning and training obstacles are a part of the new reality for Lions coach Matt Patricia during the pandemic. But at least there's time for MJ, the ukulele and playing Barbies with his daughter.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Patricia's full explanation on not picking up the fifth-year option on Lions LB Jarrad Davis and how he still fits into the team's long-term plans.

Team Stats

Passing Yards243.810th
Rushing Yards103.121st
Points For21.3Tied-18th
Points Against26.47th

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