Dan Orlovsky

Signs point to Lions QB Stafford playing vs. Broncos

Jim Caldwell wouldn't say anything definitive. Matthew Stafford, neither.

But when it comes to reading tea leaves, both the Detroit Lions' coach and quarterback plus several other players in the locker room gave the distinct impression that Stafford will be on the field for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, bruised ribs and all.

Three days after a barrage of hits left him moving achingly around the locker room, Stafford was back looking and sounding like his normal self.

He said the ribs he injured against the Minnesota Vikings "feel pretty good," and he took part in the individual portion of practice that was open to reporters...