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Stafford practices for Lions despite ankle issue

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) scrambles away from San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to practice Wednesday despite a right ankle issue that had him limping late in last weekend's game against Carolina.

The Lions said Stafford participated in a full practice. When asked beforehand about his status for Sunday's game at New Orleans, he said: "You guys can figure it out through the week."

Stafford was sacked six times in last weekend's game, but he threw two late touchdown passes in a rally that fell just short. Carolina won 27-24 .

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