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Black and Blue all over: Part non-Cutler

4/1/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Our non-Jay Cutler morning roundup allows us to close the book on Matthew Stafford's private workout with Detroit officials.

David Birkett of the Oakland Press got Stafford on the phone Tuesday night, finding him satisfied that he had put his best foot forward.

Stafford: "I think I did well. At this point I'm not going to say what I feel like my chances [of going No. 1] are. I feel like I've done everything I can. I feel like I've done well every time we've met together. Whether they go with me or with somebody else is not up to me, but I can rest easy at night knowing that I did everything I could."

Stafford said he spent about 90 minutes diagramming plays in a classroom session. A total of eight Lions officials were present, he said, and the on-field drills were led by offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Stafford: "It was good to get out there and get in front of all those people and show them that I had some knowledge of the game."

Lions officials are scheduled to attend USC's pro day Wednesday and are hoping to meet afterwards with quarterback Mark Sanchez. I suspect they'll also be monitoring the Cutler situation from afar.

A few other non-Cutler links for you:

  • Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette profiles receiver Greg Jennings, who has been working with a personal chef and a nutritionist to improve his conditioning. Jennings said he believes "in his heart of hearts" that he will sign a long-term contract extension with the Packers at some point.

  • Offensive lineman Duke Preston's contract with the Packers is a two-year deal worth $2 million, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It includes a $150,000 roster bonus and $50,000 workout bonus.