Avril, Vanden Bosch, Leshoure and others ruled out for Lions tonight

Posted by ttwentyman on August 10, 2012 – 2:03 pm

The Lions will be without the services of a few key players when they host the Browns to open the preseason tonight at Ford Field.

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.

“I haven’t practiced with pads on yet so I don’t know if that would be a good idea,” Avril said Thursday’s about playing tonight. “If I’m not ready there’s no point of me going out there and competing.”

With both starting defensive ends out of the lineup, expect reserve defensive ends Lawrence Jackson and Willie Young to get a good amount of playing time tonight.

Lions receiver Titus Young will not play, either, because of the expected birth of his child.

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6 Responses to “Avril, Vanden Bosch, Leshoure and others ruled out for Lions tonight”

  1. By fred on Aug 10, 2012 | Reply

    Wow….sooooo who’s playing then? Lol

  2. By lionnuts on Aug 10, 2012 | Reply

    Well it will be good to see what Jackson is about. We might need him with all those injuries. GET ‘EM WILLIE!!

  3. By Marty on Aug 10, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Cliff , You’re not ready? Is it because you have been holding out whining about getting paid only 10 million dollars? I think it’s clear what your effort level will be this year! Absolutely pathetic!!!

  4. By westcoastdetroitfan on Aug 10, 2012 | Reply

    I think we are going to see a better year from Avril than last, he knows that next season he’s going to get offers from around the league so he’s gotta perform as well as if not better to get the offers he wants, from any team, not just the Lions, because when it comes to making money it’s always what have you done lately, not what you did last year was worth this much.

  5. By Brandon on Aug 10, 2012 | Reply

    Marty, I don’t think you are thinking very cleary on the issue with Avril. If anything Cliff’s effort level will be higher because he wants to prove to either the Lions or some other team that he is worth a long term deal. He wasn’t whining about getting paid “only 10 million dollars”. That is a very high number, and it is not lower than what he was asking. He wasn’t concerned so much about how much he was making this year as he was wanting a long term contract for long term security. It was a business issue, and the Lions were not disgruntled toward him for it. I think he could have accepted one of the offers the Lions made to him, but it’s a gamble, and he’s hoping to get a better deal next year. I don’t begrudge him that and hope it works out for him.

  6. By RCONNORIII on Aug 11, 2012 | Reply

    No big deal just pre-season…GO LIONS!

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