Culpepper out with foot injury

Updated: September 4, 2009, 2:47 AM ET
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Detroit Lions' quarterback Daunte Culpepper did not play in Detroit's preseason finale against Buffalo because of a foot injury.

Rookie No. 1 draft pick Matthew Stafford started the game Thursday night. Culpepper would have been the backup. He cut the top of his foot at home on Saturday.

Stafford was 5 of 9 passing for 89 yards before being replaced by Brooks Bollinger. He was signed Tuesday after third-stringer Drew Stanton required knee surgery.

The Lions (2-1) also rested starting running back Kevin Smith, cornerback Phillip Buchanon and linebacker Ernie Sims.

The Bills (1-3) rested starting quarterback Trent Edwards, receivers Terrell Owens and Lee Evans, and their entire starting defense.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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