Shaun Rogers will not make his preseason debut for the Lions tonight. Rogers is in street clothes a white T-shirt and black shorts on the sidelines as the Lions go through their pre-game stretches at the RCA Dome. He came off the PUP list earlier this week but is still recovering from knee surgery and woefully out of shape.
Two other injured Lions, quarterback Jon Kitna and receiver Mike Furrey, remain game-time decisions. Kitna threw some during warm-ups, in full uniform but without a helmet. He has been suffering from back spasms, while Furrey is dealing with a sore knee.
I know the third preseason game is the most important, but if I'm in charge I'd sit Kitna and let J.T. O'Sullivan play the first three quarters. Kitna is the one player the Lions can't afford to lose this year. It's pointless to risk losing him in a meaningless August game.