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Lions place Stafford on injured reserve

In a move that is hardly surprising, the Lions placed quarterback Matthew Stafford on injured reserve today.

Stafford has not played since injuring his right/throwing shoulder in the game against the N.Y. Jets on Nov. 7.

He started just three games this season.

In the first half of the opener at Chicago he injured that same shoulder and was out for six weeks.

Safety Randy Phillips was activated from the practice squad to take Stafford’s roster spot.

Either Shaun Hill (broken finger) or Drew Stanton (left shoulder) will start on Sunday. Both are listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Also on the injury report, S Louis Delmas (concussion) is listed as doubtful. LB Landon Johnson (neck) is also questionable.

DE Cliff Avril (rib), RB Jahvid Best (toe), LB Vinny Ciurciu (concussion), DE Lawrence Jackson (groin), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), DE Turk McBride (ankle), RB Maurice Morris (chest) and S Amari Spievey (back) are probable.

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