Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell mum on Stafford's health, defends Eric Ebron

Stafford's injury status unknown

DETROIT - Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell spoke to the media on Monday after a loss at home to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Ford Field.

Caldwell said the team needs to improve on all ends, including offense, defense and special teams.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford appeared quite banged up near the end of the game, receiving medical attention and was noticeably limping in the fourth quarter.

Caldwell, when asked about Stafford's health, told reporters to "check the report," which isn't released until Wednesday. He did note that Stafford is sore.

Caldwell was also pressed about the struggles of tight end Eric Ebron, who continues to struggle with dropped passes.

"A lot of folks have a bad game or a bad stretch," Caldwell said. "He's got a lot talent, it's up to us to get that out of him."

Caldwell said they'd watch the film and continue to work with Ebron.

Ebron dropped a touchdown pass early in the game against Carolina, which proved to be costly. The tight end took to Twitter after the game to defend himself. 

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