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Stafford gets in a light workout, Cullpepper & Johnson sit out

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford joined the team for a light workout this morning and threw a few passes but otherwise did not practice with the team in the early portion of practice open to reporters.

Stafford, who has a right knee injury, was one of several players who did not practice as the Lions worked out in helmets and shorts. Stafford wore a baseball cap and made several throws to Jason Arapoff, the team’s coordinator of physical development.

Backup quarterback Daunte Culpepper (hamstring) and receiver Calvin Johnson also did not practice.

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Culpepper suffers toe injury; status for Thursday’s game unknown

The Detroit Lions have just released this statement from the club: “Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper sustained a minor cut to his toe at his home Saturday evening.

The injury, which required eight stitches, is not considered serious. Culpepper will not practice today and his status for Thursday’s game will be determined later this week,”

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Culpepper to start; Buchanon, Henry, Northcutt to sit

Daunte Culpepper will start at quarterback for the Lions in Saturday’s preseason game against Indianapolis at Ford Field.

Jim Schwartz made the announcement Friday morning, but insisted that decision doesn’t mean Culpepper has the edge on rookie Matthew Stafford to win the starting job for the regular season. Schwartz said there’s a “good chance” Stafford will get the start next week at Buffalo in the Lions’ final preseason game.

…Schwartz said starting cornerbacks Phillip Buchanon neck and Anthony Henry shoulder both will miss the game, as will receiver Dennis Northcutt. Linebacker Ernie Sims ribs likely will sit out as well, while running back Kevin Smith hip is questionable.

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Schwartz picks Culpepper as Lions’ starting QB to open preseason

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has named Daunte Culpepper as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field.

Just moments after making the announcement, Schwartz it really doesn’t mean anything.

Culpepper and rookie first-round pick Matthew Stafford are in a battle for the starting quarterback job and Schwartz said that Stafford would like get the start next week against the Browns in Cleveland.

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Lions restructure Culpepper deal, sign Hanson

The Detroit Lions have restructured the contract of Daunte Culpepper and signed potential free agents Jason Hanson and Stephen Peterman to long-term deals.

The team did not release terms for any of the contracts announced Tuesday.

Culpepper, who came out of retirement midway through last year’s 0-16 season, was due to receive a $2.5 million roster bonus later this month, but team president Tom Lewand said that the deal had been restructured. Culpepper is still on the last year of a two-year contract.

Detroit signed Hanson, their kicker since 1992, to a four-year deal and kept Peterman, a starting guard, for five more seasons.