Lions' Stafford out of the equation for Sunday
ALLEN PARK -- Matthew Stafford is not in the picture for Sunday’s game at Miami. Lions coach Jim Schwartz made the announcement after practice today (Wednesday).
Shaun Hill (broken finger) took snaps with the first-string offense at practice with Drew Stanton (shoulder) as the No. 2 quarterback.
Schwartz would not name a starter for Sunday.
“We’ll have a good idea as the week goes on what the health of our guys are and who we’re going to go with on Sunday, but we probably won’t announce it until we get to game time, simply for competitive reasons because those guys are different and require different game plans,’’ Schwartz said.
Stafford injured his shoulder on Nov. 7 against the Jets and has not played since. He did not practice on Wednesday.
The team has never set a timetable for Stafford’s return and he has not been eliminated from consideration to play in the final game on Jan. 1.
“... If we get him back that would be good. If not we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Obviously as you get closer to the end it changes your thought a little bit, but we’re probably not at that spot just yet,’’ Schwartz said.
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