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Lions Name Shaun Hill Starter; Matthew Stafford, 3 Others Miss Practice

Any speculation about Matthew Stafford's status for Sunday has been cleared up, because Jim Schwartz named Shaun Hill the Lions' starting quarterback for the Eagles game.

Stafford was not expected to play considering his injury is likely to require at least a couple weeks of recovery time. Although his right arm isn't in a sling, which is a good sign, he missed practice today. He wasn't the only starter out, though.

Cliff Avril, DeAndre Levy and Louis Delmas also missed practice. Avril just had surgery on his broken pinky finger yesterday and is also dealing with a knee injury. Levy and Delmas are both dealing with groin injuries, and Levy hasn't practiced since the end of August. Delmas may have been out just to rest, as he did that last week.