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QB Drew Stanton takes reps with starters: Hill, Vanden Bosch out

ALLEN PARK -- Lions quarterback Drew Stanton took reps with the starters in practice today (Tuesday).

Shaun Hill and Matthew Stafford were on the field, but not participating in the first practice since the Thanksgiving loss to New England.

It is unknown at this point what is wrong with Hill who started and finished Thursday’s game. After that loss he said Patriots were literally trying to re-break his left forearm.

Stafford said on a radio show Monday night he will start throwing lightly this week. But he was not throwing at all during the media portion of practice.

It’s possible coach Jim Schwartz could explain the quarterback situation when practice finishes.

Stanton has started one game in his career. That was last season at San Francisco.

Also missing from practice was DE Kyle Vanden Bosch who could not finish Thursday’s game. Turk McBride was getting his reps at practice.

Right tackle Gosder Cherilus also didn’t finish the game. He did not practice, but was on the field while Corey Hilliard filled in at his position.

Running back Jahvid Best also did not practice.

Kicker Jason Hanson (knee) was on the field, but the media did not see any special teams practice. Dave Rayner was also on the field.

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