Detroit Lions News, Rumors: Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh
The Detroit Lions lost 14-6 against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and here’s some of the latest buzz:
Stafford hits 20,000 yards passing
Matthew Stafford took only 71 games to get 20,000 passing yards.
Dan Marino previously hit the mark with 74 games, Kurt Warner hit the mark in 76 games, and Peyton Manning got there in 78 games.
Stafford is currently the Lions’ leader in passing yards.
The 26-year-old also has 122 touchdown passes in his career.
However, he’s averaging 277 yards per game and has only 13 touchdown passes, putting him on pace for career lows.
Suh rumors persist
Ndamukong Suh talked about his future in a recent interview.
“The way I look at it, I’m in my last year of college ball,” Suh told USA TODAY.
“I don’t know where I’m going to be next year. It’s unfortunate, but it’s a part of growing up. In college ball, you have five great years, or four great years, and you go from there.”
Lions president Tom Lewand said, “Nothing that we said in July hasn’t come to fruition. It’s unfolding like we expected it to. He’s had a very good year. We’re 7-2. We don’t know what would have been happening if we had been trying to talk contract through August, September, and if it didn’t work out, would that had become a distraction? Would we be in the same spot? I don’t know.”
Megatron injures elbow
Calvin Johnson injured his elbow in the loss to the Cardinals.
The Detroit Free Press reported that his injury kept him in the locker room after the team left the University of Phoenix Stadium after the game on Sunday.
“I’ll be all right,” he told the paper.
Johnson said that the injury didn’t affect his performance in the game.
DEA visits Lions
The Detroit Lions, along with several other teams, got a surprise inspection from the DEA after their loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Lions confirmed on Monday that agents met with the team.
The San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Seattle Seahawks also said DEA agents visited them.
DEA officials have not yet released any statements on what happened Sunday.
Coach Jim Caldwell said nothing illegal was found.
“Yes, from what I understand, they did interview one of our doctors, and I know we were in compliance,” Caldwell said, via WXYZ-TV.
“Obviously, I got enough to worry about in terms of our football team,” Caldwell added. “But I do understand, without question, that it’s something the government thinks is important, so they follow through on it. That’s probably about the best answer I could give you.”