When I saw this Detroit Free Press headline, I had to double-check the date; I thought it might be from before the season or last year. Nope -- October 20, 2010. That's a little over five weeks after Matthew Stafford separated his throwing shoulder in the first half of the season opener. Well, today, in a practice that seemed like a casual dry run through drills with 18 players sitting out, Stafford suited up and let everybody know his shoulder is as good as new:
"He launched one just to let everybody know he’s still got it," receiver Mike Moore said. "I think he threw it probably like 70 yards in the air … and everybody was like, 'We know he’s back.'"
After practice Stafford said nonchalantly that he feels like he's up around 100% healthy. Barring any setbacks, it looks like Stafford is officially back. Let's just hope his linemen will have his back.