“It’s a good step,” he said after practice. “I’m feeling better today than I was yesterday.”
Stafford has been dealing with a hip injury for a week and had to leave Sunday's game late in the fourth quarter after feeling the injury tighten while trying to run down a defender on a fumble return. Backup quarterback
“Yeah, it was good,” Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said of getting his starting quarterback back at practice. “He got a lot of work in. Jim (Schwartz) can give you a status update today. But, he was out there and I think he feels a lot better.”
The Lions have the league’s No. 1 passing offense through the first three weeks of the season with Stafford completing 68 percent of his passes for 863 yards with three touchdowns and four interceptions.
The Lions face a Vikings team on Sunday that currently ranks No. 8 against the pass.