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Lions notes: Kelly Stafford appears to prepare for brain surgery

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Sending all of our thoughts and prayers to the Staffords this week.

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Two weeks ago, Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew, announced via Instagram that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor that requires surgery. On Tuesday, she provided a brief update, letting her followers know that she is preparing for said surgery this week (via her Instagram story):

“Last time I was packing for the hospital, it was in August when sweet hunter was coming into this world,” Kelly wrote. “A different kind of packing this time with a different kind of feeling.. but one thing is certain.. I’m excited for this journey to come to an end and move on with my live!”

It’s great to see her so positive about her situation, and we’re sending all of our positive vibes her way. You can do this, Kelly! We can’t wait to see you rooting on your husband from the stands again soon!

  • Chris Burke of The Athletic has another fantastic insider piece. This time, he interviews Lions director of player personnel Kyle O’Brien to figure out how he became familiar with Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia. He also has an interesting note about how Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron once shared a house with O’Brien and Patricia.

  • If you want to see any of the media sessions from Tuesday, including Glasgow, Jarrad Davis and Devon Kennard, the official Lions YouTube page has them in their entirety:

  • Add a couple more names to the Lions’ draft visits list, including Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell: