"Very observant," Stanton said.
Stanton hurt his non-throwing shoulder during last Sunday's win at Tampa Bay, but he was healthy enough to make all the throws during the early parts of practice open to the media.
Regular starter Matthew Stafford wasn't on the field and will miss a seventh consecutive game since aggravating his separated right shoulder.
"He's the only guy that is out of the consideration for the starting quarterback spot this week," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "We'll have a good idea as the week goes on about the health of our guys and who we're going to go with on Sunday. But we probably won't announce it until we get up to game time for competitive reasons because those guys are different and require different game plans."
If Stafford is physically ready to play the Vikings, Schwartz said he wouldn't worry about him being rusty.
"He's done that before," Schwartz said.
Stafford was out for seven weeks -- six games, plus the team's bye -- after being knocked out of the season opener. If Stafford returns to play in Week 17, he will have missed another seven weeks before testing his banged-up throwing shoulder again in a game.
"He showed a lot of toughness playing through it on Sunday and being able to finish the game was big," Schwartz said.
Hill broke his right index Nov. 25 against the New England Patriots and missed the next three games. He's trying to throw passes while protecting his injury with a taped-on splint.
"I'm just going to push it and hope to be the guy," he said.
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