The Facts: Stafford was removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list today.
Diehards Line: The Lions said it was a False-Positive test result for Stafford. That result forced him to sit out due to NFL/NFLPA protocols to sit out until he received two negative tests. His testing sequence for the Pre-Entry period was: negative, negative, False-Positive. The next three tests were all negative. Per the Lions statement, "To be clear, Matthew does NOT have COVID-19 and never has had COVID-19 and the test in question was a False-Positive. Also, all of Matthew's family have been tested and everyone is negative."