Detroit QB Stafford goes on reserve/COVID-19 list

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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Detroit. Stafford was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Lions, according to the league's transactions report Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

By NOAH TRISTER

DETROIT (AP) — One of the NFL’s standout quarterbacks is now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Matthew Stafford was put on the list by the Detroit Lions, according to the league’s transactions report Saturday. The reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. The 32-year-old Stafford is easily one of the most high-profile players to land there. Stafford is entering his 12th season with Detroit after being drafted by the Lions with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. Stafford’s wife Kelly had surgery last year to remove a brain tumor.