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March 18, 2020 04:36 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Gets two-year deal from Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) agreed Wednesday with the Broncos on a two-year, $5 million contract, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Driskel showed that he may just be more than just a competent backup across three starts for Detroit last season, and he'll now hold down the fort behind Drew Lock in Denver. The addition of Driskel makes it increasingly more likely that the Broncos part ways with veteran signal caller-caller Joe Flacco (neck) ahead of the 2020 campaign.

March 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Heading to Denver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) is expected to sign with the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Driskel gives Denver another backup option behind Drew Lock, leaving Joe Flacco's status with the team in question. Driskel played in three contests for the Lions last season before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury. He compiled 685 passing yards with a 59.0 passing percentage, to go along with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

November 30, 2019 07:16 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Forced to injured reserve
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Driskel (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

While Driskel was technically active for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bears, it certainly didn't seem as if the backup quarterback was healthy enough to compete, so Saturday's roster designation shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The Lions have not placed Matthew Stafford on injured reserve despite multiple fractures in his back, but considering their dismal record it's entirely possible the team decides to play it incredibly cautious with its franchise signal caller. David Blough, the team's third-string option and Thursday's starter, looked solid in his professional debut and figures to continue reprising the role until Stafford is deemed healthy enough to compete, though Detroit did sign Kyle Sloter as an insurance policy off the Cardinals' practice squad.

November 28, 2019 11:12 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Available Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) is listed as active Thursday against the Bears.

The Lions made a ruling on Driskel's starting ability Wednesday, naming undrafted rookie David Blough the spot No. 1 for this contest. Still, Driskel is available, so he's on hand in the event something befalls Blough. Elsewhere on the roster, tight end Logan Thomas was a quarterback in college, meaning Driskel may not be called upon at all in that scenario.

November 28, 2019 11:56 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Not starting Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) will yield his spot as the Lions' starting quarterback to David Blough in Thursday's game versus the Bears.

The Lions thus have confirmed a previous report from Jeremy Fowler of Driskel's current hamstring issue is serious enough to keep him out of the starting lineup, but may not hinder him so much that he'll be among the team's inactives Thursday. With a fourth starting nod in place of Matthew Stafford (hip/back) not in the cards, Driskel will hand over the reins of the offense to Blough, an undrafted rookie out of Purdue.

November 28, 2019 11:48 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Unlikely to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions are expected to start David Blough at quarterback Thursday versus the Bears, pushing Driskel (hamstring) down the depth chart, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Driskel's practice reps were limited this week due to a hamstring injury, which is enough of a lingering issue to force the Lions to turn to Blough. It's unclear if Driskel will be on the Lions' inactive list or suiting up as an emergency option, but Blough, an undrafted rookie, is on pace for his first NFL start.

November 27, 2019 07:08 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Questionable for Thanksgiving Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bears.

Driskel logged a trio of limited practice sessions this week while he tended to a hamstring injury coming out of Sunday's loss to the Redskins. His status for Thanksgiving Day looks like it may hinge on a pregame warmup, with final word on his availability (or lack thereof) set to come when Detroit releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff. With Matthew Stafford (back) already ruled out, the Lions would turn to undrafted rookie David Blough under center if Driskel is unable to play.

November 27, 2019 10:24 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Remains limited Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) was a limited participant at Tuesday's walkthrough, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Driskel has a cap on his reps this week, the result of a hamstring that remains "pretty sore," coach Matt Patricia told Twentyman. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Patricia said the Lions are taking the QB's health "day by day." As a result, Driskel's listing on Wednesday's injury report could be telling for his Week 13 availability.

November 25, 2019 04:20 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Limited by hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate, Michael Rothstein of reports.

This is tough news for the Lions, as they'll be on a short practice week ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Bears. Driskel has two more practices to get to full speed. If he can't shake the issue, David Blough -- an undrafted rookie out of Purdue -- is in line to make his NFL debut.

November 25, 2019 08:52 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Throws three picks in loss
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Driskel completed 20 of 33 passes for 207 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Washington. He added 63 yards on the ground on nine carries.

Driskel showed off some of his athleticism during Sunday's sloppy contest, but he ultimately helped fuel Washington's comeback with a costly interception with about a minute remaining and the Lions driving for the win. Driskel shot downfield to Marvin Jones was jumped by cornerback Quinton Dunbar and set up a short field for a game-winning Washington field goal. Driskel threw his third interception of the game on the following drive, with the Lions desperate to pull off a miracle comeback. Driskel has filled in admirably for Matthew Stafford (back), especially when using his legs, but he's come up short in all three of his starts. Thursday brings a Thanksgiving matchup against the Bears, against whom Driskel accounted for 306 total yards, a passing touchdown and an interception in Week 9.

November 18, 2019 01:20 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Accounts for three TDs vs. Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel completed 15 of 26 pass attempts for 209 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Cowboys. He also carried eight times for 51 yards and a touchdown during the 35-27 loss.

Although Driskel completed just 58 percent of his passes, he still averaged a respectable 8.0 yards per attempt thanks to some big gains. He completed two touchdown passes to Marvin Jones and added another score with his legs in what amounted to a solid performance from a fantasy perspective. Driskel could remain the starter for multiple weeks while Matthew Stafford (back) is on the sidelines, and next Sunday's matchup with the Redskins could present him with more opportunities to produce.

November 17, 2019 01:20 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: May have extended run as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel could be in store for additional starts beyond Sunday's game against the Cowboys after doctors recently informed Matthew Stafford that the fractured bones in his back will require a six-week recovery timeline, Adam Schefter of reports.

After completing 27 of 46 passes for 269 yards, a touchdown and an interception and scrambling for 37 yards in the 20-13 loss to the Bears in Week 10, Driskel will garner a second straight start this weekend in place of the injured Stafford. Though Stafford has shown an ability to play effectively through various injuries in the past, his latest setback on the health front appears more significant than anything he's dealt with before. Stafford surely will attempt to push for a return before the recommended six weeks, but the decision won't entirely be in his hands, especially if the 3-5-1 Lions begin to fade further from the playoff picture. Driskel at least should be on the radar in leagues that start two quarterbacks for the duration of Stafford's absence.

November 15, 2019 02:48 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Garnering Week 11 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel is in line to make a second consecutive start Sunday against the Cowboys after coach Matt Patricia announced that Matt Stafford (back) has been ruled out for the contest, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Stafford was unable to practice all week due to fractures in his back, making it not especially surprising that he'll miss another game. The Lions didn't hesitate to have Driskel air it out in their Week 10 loss to the Bears, but the signal-caller generally struggled to shepherd the offense, completing only 27 of 46 attempts for 269 yards (5.8 YPA), one touchdown and one interception while rushing five times for 37 yards. Driskel will get another tough assignment this weekend, taking on the Cowboys' seventh-ranked pass defense.

November 10, 2019 05:24 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Quiet besides late TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel completed 27 of 46 passes for 269 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Chicago. He also rushed five times for a team-high 37 yards.

Filling in for Matt Stafford (back), Driskel didn't get much help against Chicago's vaunted defense. A 47-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay in the fourth quarter helped make Driskel's line look respectable, but the Lions didn't move the ball well besides that play. If Stafford isn't ready to return in Week 11, Driskel would draw the start against Dallas.

November 10, 2019 12:08 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Officially starting Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel will start Sunday's Week 10 matchup against the Bears with Matthew Stafford (back) inactive for the contest.

This merely confirms what was already reported earlier this morning once Stafford was announced as out with multiple back fractures. Driskel brings nine games of NFL experience from his 2018 campaign with the Bengals, a stint during which he posted 1,003 passing yards and a 6:2 TD:INT while also rushing for 130 yards and a pair of scores. While Driskel showed some upside last season and will have a formidable receiver duo in Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones to work with, a last-minute call to action against the Bears at Soldier Field figures to be a tough assignment.

November 10, 2019 09:20 AM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: In line to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Matthew Stafford (back) not expected to play Sunday against the Bears, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Driskel is in line to start at QB for the Lions in Week 10.

He'll be backed up by David Blough on Sunday. While Driskel -- who started five games for the Bengals last season -- doesn't posses Stafford's fantasy upside, the 26-year-old is at least an option for those scrambling for a QB fill-in on a bye-heavy week.

September 22, 2019 12:52 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Inactive for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Driskel is a healthy scratch Week 3, leaving David Blough to serve as the backup to top quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Lions claimed Driskel off waivers Tuesday.

September 17, 2019 07:32 PM
Lions' Jeff Driskel: Lands with Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Driskel was available after being waived by the Bengals with an injury settlement last Wednesday. It seems that the 26-year-old is fully healthy now and will provide depth for the Lions behind David Blough and Matthew Stafford.

September 12, 2019 12:00 AM
Jeff Driskel: Waived from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bengals have waived Driskel (hamstring) with an injury settlement.

Driskel was on injured reserve, but he'll now be free to sign with a new team once healthy.

August 31, 2019 08:24 PM
Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Headed to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Driskel (hamstring) is being placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Driskel's hamstring injury had not been previously reported, but it appears to be serious enough to land him on injured reserve. The backup quarterback job behind starter Andy Dalton will presumably go to Ryan Finley with Driskel out of the picture.

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