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Bentley, Wendling will start, along with Jackson, Willie Young

DETROIT — Rookie Bill Bentley will start at right cornerback opposite Chris Houston in tonight's preseason opener against Cleveland.

As expected, John Wendling will start at strong safety instead of Amari Spievey and Erik Coleman will start at free safety in place of the injured Louis Delmas (knee).

Lawrence Jackson will start at left defensive end for Cliff Avril who is not ready to play due to his holdout. Willie Young will start in place of Kyle Vanden Bosch who is out with a knee injury.

No changes on offense.

Titus Young was the only surprise among the inactives. He’s out due to the expected arrival of a child.

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