Stafford, of course, is coming off one of his finest seasons, during which he tied an NFL record for fourth-quarter comebacks and vaulted himself into the MVP discussion prior to a dislocated right middle finger sabotaged his and the Lions’ season in December, the type of resume builder that’s made soon signing his record-breaking extension a matter of if, not when.
Luck’s continued absence at Colts camp is one of the bigger stories in the league but the biggest story from the Lions perspective Thursday was the absence of Lang, who’s missed nearly half of camp as he works his way back from January hip surgery, and more so Wagner’s inability to complete practice.
“He’s just out for a little bit but he should be OK,” said infamously guarded Lions coach Jim Caldwell. “He was out there at the start but he’s got a little issue… he’ll be all right.”
Wagner’s sturdy performances throughout the early stages of camp have been a positive. The uneven showings from recently-acquired OTs Greg Robinson and Cyrus Kouandjio, not so much. (photo credit: USA Today Network)