"I felt pretty good," he said Wednesday. "Threw it around and felt pretty normal."
When the workout was closed to reporters, Stafford showed his teammates that his right shoulder has healed enough for him to go deep.
"That was pretty cool to see him do that," running back Jahvid Best said. "It doesn't look like he's lost a step."
Stafford, a former No. 1 overall draft pick, practiced without restrictions for the first time since Week 1 when he was knocked out of the game on a sack by Chicago's Julius Peppers, injuring his throwing shoulder.
Stafford insisted he didn't question whether or not he would get his arm strength back.
"It wasn't like a rotator or a labrum," he said. "It was an AC separation."
Stafford is expected to start Detroit's next game -- after a bye -- at home Oct. 31 against the Washington Redskins.
"It was good work for him, he did a lot of different things," Schwartz said. "He threw some 7 on 7. I don't want to say a live pass rush, but he faced guys rushing him. He had to move in the pocket and things like that. I think it was a big step."
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