The Lions officially place quarterback Matthew Stafford on the injured reserve. They have signed quarterback Patrick Ramsey to take his place on the 53-man roster. Ramsey will wear No. 14.
Ramsey has played for three teams, most notably the Redskins, where he started 24 games in four seasons. He also played with the Jets (2006) and Broncos (2007-08). Ramsey was in the Titans' preseason camp in August before he was released. He has 5,930 career passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
Stafford is scheduled for right knee surgery on Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala.