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Matthew Stafford says he’s feeling good after “throwing a lot” on Friday

Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) is observed by team personnel on the sidelines after an injury during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Jets at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. The Jets won 23-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


During Friday’s edition of PFT Live, a reader asked whether NFL players, prohibited from talking to coaches, may use social media like Twitter and Facebook to keep coaches posted on what they’re doing.

The obvious answer is yes -- the players can say whatever they want, and unless the NFL prohibits teams from “following” or “friending” the players, coaches will have access to the information.

And Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plagued by a shoulder injury in 2010, has posted that he is “feeling good” after “throwing a lot” on Friday.

Since Lions president Tom Lewand (who’s new to Twitter) follows Stafford, Lewand knows that Stafford’s rehab is continuing to go well, even though neither Lewand nor anyone else with the Lions may call Stafford and ask.

As to Stafford’s shoulder update, Lions coach Jim Schwartz won’t automatically know about it since he doesn’t follow Stafford. We’ve got a feeling that, before too long, Schwartz will.