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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford named a top 5 quarterback

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Has Matthew Stafford earned his place among the league’s elite?

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NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

I think we’ve finally reached a little lull in NFL free agency, so let’s get back to some notes, shall we?

  • Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms unveiled his top 5 quarterbacks in the league right now, and it is—to say the very least—pretty shocking:

If you think that’s high for Matthew Stafford, you may want to check out where Simms had the Detroit Lions quarterback last year.

Here’s Simms talking about Stafford:

  • Eric Ebron, Don Carey and Tahir Whitehead said their goodbyes to Detroit via social media:

  • Devon Kennard, on the other hand, is eager to say hello to Detroit and their fans:

  • Before his ACL tear, new Lions cornerback DeShawn Shead was one of the best run defenders in the NFL: