Three to watch as Lions play preseason game at Baltimore
After stumbling to the Browns last week, the Lions are looking for their first preseason win in Baltimore Friday night. Here are three Lions to watch:
1. CB Jacob Lacey has played more at right cornerback with the ones (the starters) during training camp this week. That put rookie Bill Bentley at nickel more often. Coach Jim Schwartz said not to read to much into it (or anything we see at camp). Against Cleveland, Bentley got the start and hauled in one interception. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Lacey start. This is a good battle to watch.
2. RB Joique Bell had a solid game last week, but it was against the scrubs of the Browns’ defense. Let’s see if he gets a few more carries against the Ravens first or second unit. While the Lions mostly know what they have in Kevin Smith and Keiland Williams, Bell has no NFL experience. So the preseason is key for him to try to make the 53-man roster.
3. DE Nick Fairley has not been a standout at camp or didn’t make any key plays against the Browns. Unlike last year, he’s healthy so he should be throwing his weight around. He should be extra motivated due to his bad judgment in the offseason. He’s one to watch.
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