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Shaun Hill to start vs. Patriots on Thanksgiving

ALLEN PARK -- Shaun Hill will start again at quarterback on Thanksgiving when the Lions play the New England Patriots in a nationally televised game from Ford Field.

Without giving specifics, coach Jim Schwartz said Matthew Stafford is progressing well in the rehab of his shoulder injury but Hill will get another start.

Schwartz said he would know more on Tuesday if kicker Jason Hanson would be able to play after missing two games with a knee injury. Also, defensive end Cliff Avril (quadriceps) has missed two games, but the decision on whether he will play could wait until Wednesday or game day.

Tight end Tony Scheffler injured his ribs on Sunday in the loss at Dallas and wasn’t able to re-enter the game. His status is also a question mark. With the quick turn-around to play again on Thursday, the Lions have to move forward quickly.

The players had a walk-through late Monday afternoon and will practice on Tuesday as they would a normal Wednesday.

Schwartz said the coaches worked on the game plan late Sunday after the trip back from Dallas.

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