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Matthew Stafford Declares Himself 100 Percent Healthy

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has had a very positive offseason when it comes to recovering from injuries. After missing most of last season with a bad shoulder, he had surgery early on in the offseason to repair it. Since then we've heard about Stafford making progress and have seen signs of it with his performance at Georgia's spring game, on the golf course and more recently at workouts with teammates.

Stafford has appeared to be 100 percent healthy, and in an interview with Dave Birkett Monday morning he confirmed that he is indeed back to full health. He also said this:

"I’m excited about No. 1 being healthy going into the year and hopefully playing all 16 games or more," Stafford said. "We have all the core guys, major guys, coming back, which is great, and we’ve added some new guys, (Nick) Fairley and Leshoure and Young. Those are guys that we’re looking to help us out as much as they can early on and I’m excited about it."

Stafford was asked if he would begin training camp on the PUP list (if there is one) and he responded, "No. I’m ready to go. I’m good. Want me to do like 50 push-ups right now?" That sounds like someone who is ready to get back on the football field.