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Matthew Stafford does not have COVID-19, the Detroit Lions say.

The team took its starting quarterback off the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, saying he was the victim of a “false positive” test.

“Today we removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list and onto the Active Roster,” the Lions said in a statement. “As a result of a False-Positive test result, he was forced due to NFL/NFLPA protocols to sit out until he received two negative tests.”

Stafford tested negative for COVID-19 in his first two tests upon reporting to training camp last week,

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