ALLEN PARK — Matthew Stafford (offense), Stephen Tulloch (defense) and Montell Owens (special teams) will be the Detroit Lions captains for Monday night’s opener at Ford Field.
Jim Caldwell made the announcement on Saturday morning.
The coach will name captains game by game instead of for the entire season.
“We have so many strong leaders I believe, to narrow it down to a couple guys would be first of all, you deprive the rest of the team of their leadership,’’ Caldwell said on Saturday.
“You look at every one of our rooms we’ve got veterans all over the place. Not only that they’re quality, quality men who are fine players that I do think have a positive impact on this team. You are going to see quite a few of those guys at some point in time rolling into that position,’’ Caldwell said.
The Lions get rolling against the New York Giants on Monday at Ford Field. Kickoff is 7:10 p.m.