Matthew Stafford and Tony Scheffler back on the practice field

Posted by ttwentyman on September 27, 2012 – 11:56 am

After sitting out Wednesday’s practice with a hip injury, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was back on the practice field today for the portion of practice open to the media.

Stafford has been dealing with the hip injury since last Thursday, but aggravated it late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Titans. He showed no signs that the injury was bothering him today in the open portion of practice.

The injury report comes out at 4 p.m. today and we’ll see if Stafford is listed as a limited or full participant.

The Lions also got tight end Tony Scheffler back on the practice field. He missed the Titans game gave with a calf injury.

Receiver Titus Young (knee) also practiced today after sitting out Wednesday.

Still missing from practice are: safety Louis Delmas (knee), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad).

Williams didn’t practice at all last week but still played against the Titans.


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10 Responses to “Matthew Stafford and Tony Scheffler back on the practice field”

  1. By 57lionman57 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Nice to hear that Stafford is back at practice. Maybe Sheff can show Pettigrew how to hold on to the ball, maybe not, just tired of the excuses for pettigrew’s drop’s, and as far as im concerned maybe he needs to be dropped on the bench until he learns how to hold on to the ball. Sure hope that Cory plays this week, only time will tell just how great this guy can be, ya know?? Now, it’s quite evident that our defensive backfield sucks, there’s no other way to put it. Thank God for Chris Houston, and hopefully, he can educate Bentley on the how to play the right way lesson. As far as Delmas go’s , he needs to do exactly that, GO.. This injury thing year in and year out is sickining and the way I see it it seems to be a contageon. What people see in this clown is beyond me, just look at his stats, or should i say, lack of, or his missed tackles, must be his inspirational skills?? Wait a minute, so far were inspired to a 1-2 record.. Just riidiculious !!!!! Time to let Delmas watch the 49ers on TV, NOT from the field, explain that one to me too, or why they took him to Tennesee?? Build the defensive backfield with young strong body’s thru the draft or trade, NOT from a proven broken (so-says) body like Delmas.. Whats the saddest thing of all is, is that we have the talent to win, and were not. Very sad. Fire Cunningham, devise workable schemes and do what Al Davis said, JUST WIN GO LIONS

  2. By Andrea L. Molinari on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Just HAVE to respond to you 57lionman. Stop bashing Pettigrew. He is the BEST TE we have. Have you been paying attention? The last TWO years he set, broke, then reset the ALL-TIME Lions’ record for catches by a TE. Last year he was what? Third in the NFL for catches by a TE. Almost every week he faces excellent linebackers (this year he has faced Willis and Laurenaitis). He is almost always hit as the ball arrives.

    Frankly, your comments about Delmas and Cunningham are ignorant. Delmas is WIDELY regarded as one of the best young safeties and Cunningham’s survival in this league over the long haul speaks for itself. Those who know football keep hiring him. Nuff said?

  3. By IcemanDG on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    dude u need to KNOW UR ROLE and SHUT YOUR MOUTH! u have NO clue what ur talking about! PLZ check yoself because ur SO wrong about EVERYTHING! i bet u were one of those GENIOUSES who said before last season that Stafford was no good and injury prone and they needed to let him go and im SURE that u were doing the same week 1 this season for the first half of the game, than at the end of it (just like at the end of last season) u were praising him saying “i knew he would bring us back all along.” and u’ll be saying the same thing when Louis comes back. AL DAVIS! REALLY!? really? REALLY? R U KIDDING ME! GO BACK TO OAKLAND! Detroit doesnt want or need fans like u, fans like u is part of why our image was so terrible in the first place. we are a different team now. a different city. if u dont have something smart and nice to say doent comment on our page raiders fan!

  4. By Barry Phillips on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Matt Stafford needs to be benched for his inconsistency and LACK OF PERFORMANCE. In my opinion Shaun Hill has shown his ability to be the starter and until he has problems then Hill should be the starter for the Lions. Stafford is a JUNK QB and definatly is NOT worth the money that the Lions just gave him!!!

  5. By Soulman45 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Andrea L. Molinari
    Where have you been sit down the QB that have the #1 passing attack.
    Where do these fans come from.

  6. By dudeman on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    yes stafford has been sucking it up this year. but you have to remember that he rocked last year. i think they just need better offensive schemes going on, it seems like they run way too much. i understand you want to establish the run game, but if you wanna score w/ this team your going to have to throw the ball once in awhile

  7. By Barry Phillips on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hey when the so called “back up” QB plays better than the starter what do you think should happen??? How can it be the #1 passing attack when Stafford won’t even try to get the ball to Megatron?

  8. By Barry Phillips on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    I can say what ever I want, it is my GOD given right!!! For your information I was NOT praising Stafford last year, I knew it would be a matter of time before he would be right back to his inconsistent ways. Stafford is just a crappy QB and at best should be a back up. You have no idea of how much I am a Lions fan, i just say what others are afraid to admit or say publically.

  9. By Barry Phillips on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    The ONLY way to have an awesome passing game from now on is to open it up by having a good run game. Teams have figured out how to cover Megatron, without a run game Johnson won’t be open like he was last year.

  10. By Nick Murray on Sep 29, 2012 | Reply

    Well the problem I see with the Lions is a lacking secondary, just like every analyist will point out. Stafford’s confidence is down after the loss to San Francisco, to be honest this is his second FULL year. To me this is his Sophmore slump, where his confidence lingers, and the team will struggle throughout the season. I think Detroit will stagger in a 9-7 or 8-8 record, and either squeak into the playoffs, or fall out. I see what Schwartz is doing with Leshoure, but to be honest, it was the Titans, and until he runs 100+ yards against a good team, there is nothing there. (Not to mention that he is listed as Questionable for his SECOND GAME EVER!) I am a Lions fan and have watched them ever since the early 2000’s, but this current coaching staff has me scratching my head with their moves. So have many of the past, but at least there were some serious player issues then (Joey Harrington). The problem with Detroit I believe is their injuries, either they need to hire a new training staff, or they need to figure out what the heck is going on to make EVERYONE important get hurt!?

    Detroit is looking to heavily rebuild this year, to be honest I think this year is a mediocre year with a rough schedule that will truely test the Lions. They NEED to win here or this season is going to be a HUGE bust. Think of it like this, Vikings, Eagles, Bears, Pack. That would be a rough loosing streak. Then down the road we have the Texans I believe, the Falcons, and the Pack and Bears again. If we keep it up this season will have 9 more losses for us (Vikings again as well).

    I believe in Stafford, but he is 24 years old, and the offensive staffing needs a serious look at. (Sit down and work out a serious offensive gameplan, quarter after quarter, get consistant, try it in games (a drive here and there) work with Stafford to get him comfortable with his arm strength, and get his confidence back, the Vikings learned that lesson, what about the Lions?) It was nice to see the Lions in the playoffs last year, but until we seriously rework our gameplan and the general secondary of the Defense, I would honestly say that Detriot may be looking at a under .500 season this year.

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