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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
BBAO: Musical chairs for Lions QBs

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue (and a bit late-rising) All Over:

The Detroit Lions are entering another practice week with significant uncertainty, at least from the outside, about the identity of their starting quarterback.

Drew Stanton has started the Lions' past three games but suffered a third-degree separation of his left shoulder in Sunday's victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Tim Twentyman of the Detroit News. Tom Kowalski of reports that the injury might not be a deal breaker for Stanton, who obviously throws right-handed.

But No. 2 quarterback Shaun Hill (finger) returned to practice last week and might be ready to start regardless Sunday at the Miami Dolphins. It seems unlikely that starter Matthew Stafford (shoulder) will be ready for this game.

Continuing a quick mid-morning tour of the NFC North: