Lions Vs. Browns: Detroit Rules Out Several Players For Preseason Opener

On Friday night, the Detroit Lions will open the 2012 preseason when the team hosts the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field.

In anticipation of the game, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz stated that a majority of starters would not see significant time against the Browns. On Friday morning, he also officially announced that several key players will not be dressing for the game at all.

Via the Lions official website:

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has ruled out defensive end Cliff Avril, running back Jahvid Best (Active/PUP), receiver Ryan Broyles, safety Don Carey, safety Louis Delmas, cornerback Chris Greenwood (Active/PUP), running back Mikel Leshoure, defensive tackle Sammie Hill, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, and defensive end DE Kyle Vanden Bosch for tonight's game.

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