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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


Hill throws, but Stanton takes snaps with starters

ALLEN PARK -- For the second day, Lions QB Shaun Hill threw lightly during practice. But it was Drew Stanton who was taking snaps with the starters.

Hill broke a knuckle in the index finger of his throwing hand on Thanksgiving and has not played since.

It is unlikely that coach Jim Schwartz will reveal the starter for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay later today. Matthew Stafford was not on the field during the early part of practice which is open to the media.

Linebackers Vinnie Ciurciu (concussion) and Landon Johnson (neck) did not practice for the second straight day.

With both of the linebackers out, Bobby Carpenter was taking snaps with starters DeAndre Levy and Julian Peterson.

CB Chris Houston, who was out with an illness on Wednesday, was back in action.

The final roster spot, which was created when RT Gosder Cherilus was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, was filled when the Lions re-signed CB Eric King who had been with the Lions in training camp. He was cut by the Cleveland Browns this week.

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