Lions will start Shaun Hill at QB again vs Packers, Stafford not ready yetBy Larry Lage, AP
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Hill to start at QB again for Lions
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions will start quarterback Shaun Hill again this weekend at Green Bay while Matthew Stafford recovers from a shoulder injury.
Coach Jim Schwartz said Stafford won’t be healthy enough to play Sunday and Hill will make his second-straight start.
Stafford was knocked out of the season opener by Chicago’s Julius Peppers, putting him on the sideline with a banged-up right shoulder — his third injury in two seasons. Stafford missed six games last year after being the No. 1 pick in the draft because of a banged-up left shoulder and right knee.
Detroit is 0-3 this season and 3-40 since midway through 2007, giving the Lions the worst 43-game mark in NFL history, according to STATS LLC.
Stafford told WJR-AM on Monday that he would likely test his injured right shoulder with some throwing this week. He didn’t throw any passes Wednesday during the part of practice open to the media.
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