Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez break down the top Detroit Lions story lines just before padded practices begin before the 2020 season. Learning he tested positive for COVID-19 was "scary," but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said that diagnosis — which he later was told was a false positive — did not make him consider opting out of the 2020 season.
Duron Harmon is one of several former New England Patriots players to join Lions coach Matt Patricia in Detroit. The veteran safety wasn’t just joining familiar faces and schemes when he was traded to the Lions. He was also reunited with someone he described as the first NFL player to take him under their wing.
Both competitors, Jack Fox and former Australian Football League’s Arryn Siposs, have never kicked a punt at the NFL level. Regardless, Coombs is eager to see the competition play out. I’m really excited about it, really excited about both of those guys,” Coombs said in a Zoom conference over the weekend.