Breaking News: Matthew Stafford starts throwing, Smith and KVB to IR


According to Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press, quarterback Matthew Stafford has finally started throwing the ball after his injury in week 8 against the Jets,

Stafford threw his first pass to WR Stefan Logan, about 10-yards, as practice started. In case the media didn’t see it — which we did — center Dominic Raiola yelled to the media throng in the balcony to make sure it was witnessed.

Shaun Hill, however, did not throw in today’s practice. Kyle Vanden Bosch, Jahvid Best, and Isaiah Ekejiuba didn’t practice either.

The other major news coming out of Allen Park today is that cornerback Alphonso Smith was placed on the injured reserve. To fill his spot, Lions have signed cornerback Prince Miller from the Ravens practice squad.

[Update by Zac Snyder at 2:06 PM ET] News just broke that Kyle Vanden Bosch will also hit IR today. KVB has a bulging disk in his neck that will require surgery to repair. You can expect that Turk McBride and Lawrence Jackson will see heavy action in his absence.

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