Stafford practices for Lions despite ankle issue


Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints due to an ankle injury. He was a full participant in practice each day this week, but is still officially listed as questionable for Sunday. The Lions have won the last three meetings with the Saints.

By Friday, the only obvious sign of Stafford's injury was the number of snaps he was taking out of shotgun. When asked beforehand about his status for Sunday's game at New Orleans, he said: "You guys can figure it out through the week".

If Stafford is somehow forced to miss Sunday's game, former MI signal-caller Jake Rudock would get the start. Golladay returned to practice this week but was considered to be severely limited during the practice portion open to media.

The only player ruled out by Detroit is linebacker Paul Worrilow, who hasn't played or practiced in two weeks because of a knee injury he suffered in Minnesota. Receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (knee), right guard T.J.