Lions HC Schwartz said if somebody is injured but not on injured reserve -- the subject in this case was kicker Jason Hanson -- it probably means the Lions are expecting him back before the end of the season.
Does that scenario include Matthew Stafford?
"You can read into that however you want to read into it," Schwartz said. "We needed two roster spots and we didn't place (Stafford) on IR with either one of those, including a quarterback we added to the roster."
So the fact that neither Hanson nor Stafford is on injured reserve is a good sign for both?
"You guys are all private detectives, you figure it out," Schwartz said. "Is everybody good? You like that sound bite?"