Golladay out for Lions, Stafford’s status remains unclear

Detroit standout receiver Kenny Golladay will miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings due to the hip injury he suffered in last week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.Starting safety Tracy Walker (foot) and return specialist Jamal Agnew (ribs) also were ruled out on Friday.The status of quarterback Matthew Stafford remains unknown. He is on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the Lions are willing to wait until Saturday night or Sunday to make a determination on whether he can play.Journeyman Chase Daniel will start if Stafford, a 12-year veteran, can’t play.”I think if you called Matt Stafford on an April day and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to go play a 60-minute football game,’ he’d be able to go out there and rip it. He’d be fine,” Detroit coach Matt Patricia told reporters. “He’d see defenses; he’d see coverage. He’d be doing all the right things. He’s a great vet. He knows how to play the game. I trust Matt Stafford to always do the right things, be ready to go and that’s where we are right now.”Stafford, 32, has completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,916 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions this season. He owns a 72-83-1 record in 156 career games for the Lions, having thrown 269 touchdown passes and 139 interceptions.Daniel has started just five games in his 11-year NFL career. He has thrown seven touchdown passes and been intercepted five times.”I feel really good about our week of practice,” Daniel said. “I thought we were really sharp Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We came out there today and I think one ball hit the ground in red zone work today.”It’s been fun. I think this will only help me down the road if I ever have to play.”Linebacker Jarrad Davis is also on the COVID-19 list along with Stafford.

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