The Detroit Lions will face the Cleveland Browns in their preseason opener. The Lions have new offensive weapons for Stafford while the Browns have a new quarterback looking to start.
The Detroit Lions will make their preseason debut against the Cleveland Browns, and they have new weapons for quarterback Matthew Stafford who are expected to help him improve.
Wide receiver Golden Tate was signed to a five-year contract, and tight end Eric Ebron was drafted with the 10th overall pick.
In addition to an improved passing game, the Lions are looking to get better on defense. They acted by selecting outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy in the second round.
Van Noy will make the Lions’ pass rush even more dangerous if he can live up to his potential since they already have a dominant defensive line.
The Browns will be depleted at wide receiver since Josh Gordon will be suspended for at least eight games, but he will play in the preseason, so it will be interesting to see how he does after his troubled offseason.
Quarterback Johnny Manziel will draw the most attention of all the players in the game, but he will not play until the second team goes in since it was announced Brian Hoyer will start.
Running back will be a position to keep an eye on as well since Ben Tate and Terrance West are competing for the starting job.