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Stanton, Hill share reps with starters; Calvin Johnson, Maurice Morris return to practice

ALLEN PARK -- Quarterbacks Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton appeared to share reps with the first-string offense in practice today (Thursday).

Hill took reps with the starters on Wednesday, but coach Jim Schwartz said he won’t announce the starter prior to Sunday’s game at the Miami Dolphins.

Hill broke the top knuckle of the index finger of his throwing hand on Thanksgiving. He started throwing and taking hard snaps last week. He’s playing with a small splint taped to his finger and has had to adjust his grip and throwing motion.

Stanton is dealing with a shoulder injury of his non-throwing arm which he said on Wednesday had been feeling better each day.

Matthew Stafford was ruled out of the picture by Schwartz on Wednesday.

Four players who had missed practice on Wednesday -- Calvin Johnson (ankle), Maurice Morris (chest), Lawrence Jackson (groin) and Cliff Avril (rib) were back at it on Thursday. Louis Delmas (concussion) did not practice.

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