Detroit Lions Won’t Say If Matthew Stafford Will Attend Offseason Activities

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Nobody seems to know if Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will be around for offseason activities.

Stafford’s wife, Kelly, recently underwent surgery to deal with a brain tumor, and there’s no timetable for his return right now, according to the Detroit Free Press. (RELATED: Matthew Stafford’s Wife Kelly Announces That She Has A Brain Tumor)

The team won’t say what the plan is, and the star quarterback has a $500,000 bonus riding on the offseason workouts, unless by a “physician, head trainer or head coach.”


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What is known for sure is that the Stafford family appears to be handling the scary health incident pretty well.

Center Graham Glasgow spoke to Stafford and said it “seems like he’s doing well and I think their family’s doing well,” according to 97.1 The Ticket Tuesday.


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Let’s hope that Stafford and the rest of his family get through this whole situation just fine. It sounds like surgery went well, and there’s really no reason for him to rush back.

He’s a seasoned veteran. The offseason is a breeze for a guy like him, and being with his family during this time is about a billion times more important than playing football.


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He should take all the time he needs to be with Kelly and his children. Football can wait, and if you think he should ditch out to return for offseason activities, then I’d suggest you take a look at your priorities.

Even as a huge fan of the sport, there’s no doubt football takes a backseat to the health of your family.

Thankfully, it sounds like his wife is going to be okay.