The Detroit Lions open preseason play in a matter of hours but while the majority of the team will get their first game action of the 2012 season, a number of notable players will not participate.
Cliff Avril has been in camp for less than a week after choosing to wait to sign his franchise tender and will not play tonight. Fellow starting defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch will also remain on the sidelines against the Browns.
Rookies Ryan Broyles and Chris Greenwood in addition to second-year man Mikel Leshoure will have to wait to make their NFL debuts as they deal with their respective injuries.
The Lions will also be without Louis Delmas, Jahvid Best, Don Carey, Sammie Hill and Jonathan Scott this evening.