Stafford completed 24 of 29 passes for 292 yards a touchdown and the interception before exiting with the injury. Backup quarterback Jake Rudock took first-team snaps in practice this week should Stafford need reinforcement.
Still, it feels like an awfully weak case.
He may not have to sue. Jones could be fighting a delaying action. He could conceivably hold up the proceedings on Goodell’s contract to give himself time to rally enough owners to his cause.
Jones suggested as much in a Nov. 14 interview, telling 105.3 radio station in Dallas we just need to slow this train down and鈥iscuss the issues at hand in the NFL.
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Stafford had been listed as questionable due to a bruised right hand suffered when linebacker Terrell Suggs inadvertently stepped on Stafford during last Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Second in the NFL with 3,302 passing yards entering Week 14, Stafford was surprised X-rays did not show a break, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, as his hand is swollen and uncomfortable.
But after practicing on a limited basis all week with tape on his hand, Stafford is expected to play, and the warm weather in Tampa is expected to help with his injury.
The Lions had given extra reps to backup Jake Rudock in case Stafford would be unavailable.