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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford listed as 3rd-best quarterback in league

One analyst lists Matthew Stafford as one of the best quarterbacks currently in the league.

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  • Today is unofficially Matthew Stafford Appreciation Day. After drawing comparisons to two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger, Stafford received praise from another analyst and former NFL quarterback. Bleacher Report’s Chris Simms ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks based not on accomplishments, but “athleticism, arm strength, decision making and composure.” Stafford came in at third on the list, only behind Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.

  • The Detroit Lions annual celebrity softball game is back! Previously hosted by Stephen Tulloch, the event will now be presented by Sam Martin, who is also launching his new charitable foundation. Details here:

  • There wasn’t any outside media on hand, but the Detroit Lions released their own photo gallery and highlights from Day 3 of OTAs.

  • T.J. Lang will be the grand marshall of the Detroit Grand Prix next weekend: