According to Tom Kowalski, Calvin Johnson was at practice today, but did not catch any passes from the quarterbacks:
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (right shoulder) took part in today’s practice, but quarterbacks didn’t throw him any passes. During individual drills, when other receivers would run routes and get the ball, Johnson would run the route and the quarterback would pump a throw to him, but not release it.
Megatron suffered what looked to be a shoulder injury that coach Jim Schwartz hasn’t fully disclosed yet.
Jim Schwartz also didn’t rule out Matthew Stafford for the upcoming game against the New York Giants. In the past three Wednesday media conferences, Schwartz had ruled out Stafford. However, Giants Defensive Tackle/End Justin Tuck said on a conference call earlier with Detroit media today that he believes Shaun Hill will be the Lions quarterback, saying:
“Honestly, we’ve been preparing for Shaun Hill. We expect to see him solely”.
Seeing how Stafford hasn’t done any real practicing in three weeks and we are already in the middle of the week, it would be a very ill decision on Jim Schwartz’s part to let Matthew Stafford start on Sunday, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Stafford was named the number two quarterback behind Shaun Hill.
In other news, Stefan Logan was named the NFL Special Teams Player of the Week. Logan returned a kickoff in the second quarter for a 105 yard touchdown, the longest play in the NFL this season so far. There has been some confusion over whether or not it was the NFC or the league special teams award, but Tom Kowalski is confirming that it is the league award.