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Detroit Lions hold starting quarterback Jared Goff out of practice

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions held out Jared Goff from Wednesday’s practice after the starting quarterback suffered an oblique injury in last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

His absence raises questions about his availability for Sunday’s against the Cleveland Browns.

Goff, who said he was more sore than expected this week, ended up finishing Sunday’s game, which was a 16-16 tie. The Lions quarterback was only able to complete 14 of 25 passes for 114 yards.

Taking first-team reps in replacing Goff at practice was Tim Boyle, who spent the previous three years behind Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. He’s still on the injured reserve list after suffering a broken thumb in the preseason.