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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Part non-Cutler

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

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.

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