How the Detroit Lions can bounce back in third preseason game
The Detroit Lions have played two uninspiring games this preseason. What needs to happen to make Game 3 a perfect game? Let’s dive in!
The Detroit Lions‘ preseason has reached its apex. The third week is always the most important in terms of seeing the starters, who often play an entire half or more, in an effort to be prepared for the regular season.
The Lions will scrimmage the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday night, 8:00 pm ET, in Tampa, Florida. Kick in the Crotch Weekly looks at the big picture issues still to be decided this week. What would fans like to see happen in Game 3? Let’s discuss it!
Detroit Lions health
I think it goes almost without saying that this issue is the tops of nearly every fan’s list of preseason goals. The Lions have sustained minimal injuries thus far.
Rookie fullback Nick Bawden and backup linebacker Steve Longa are the only players to be placed on injured reserve.
Additionally, right guard T.J. Lang has been held out of practice due to an apparent lower leg injury suffered during training camp, per The Detroit Free Press.
Lang was quoted as saying that he is sitting out as a precautionary measure, and plans to be ready to play prior to the regular season.
It was also reported that cornerback DeShawn Shead did not participate during the open portion of practice. And that wide receiver Jace Billingsley and defensive tackle Toby Johnson both missed practice entirely.
Shead did not play in the Giants preseason game, either, but the reasons were not disclosed. Other than these small issues, the Lions seem to be in good health going into their tune-up game.