Matthew Stafford's availability unclear for Week 3

Matthew Stafford has taken a beating in the first two weeks of the season. On Monday, Lions coach Jim Caldwell acknowledged the hard hits are adding up.

Caldwell was non-committal when asked if Stafford would be ready for Detroit's Week 3 matchup against the Broncos next Sunday night.

"We'll see," the coach said, via "He's very, very sore. There's no question about that. He got hit far too many times."

Stafford took several hard shots over the course of Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Vikings, Detroit's second straight setback to open the season. Minnesota defenders managed just one sack, but hit Stafford eight times. Stafford has a sore chest and ribs to go with an arm injury suffered in Week 1.

The Detroit Free Press reported that Stafford led Monday's walk-through, per usual.

Dan Orlovsky -- yep, that Dan Orlovsky -- is the only other quarterback on the active roster. Caldwell did not rule out signing a veteran this week.

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