After practicing all week long, Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young is on track to make his preseason debut on Saturday against the New England Patriots. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz talked today about the process Young has been going through to get ready to play.
"We have done a lot ... doing individual, adding a little bit more; doing some 7-on-7, doing a little bit more here and there. But I think he's at the point where he can go out and get through a whole practice and be able to play in a game."
Saturday's game already has a number of interesting storylines with it being on national television and against the Patriots, and Young's debut in a game for the Lions should certainly be added to the list if he does in fact play. Fans have been waiting to see him play for a while now, and it will be worth keeping an eye on how he performs if he gives it a go.
In other news for Saturday's game, the Lions will be without running backs Jahvid Best and Maurice Morris. Both have practiced this week, but neither is going to play against the Patriots. Guys like offensive tackle Jason Fox, defense end Kyle Vanden Bosch, defensive tackle Nick Fairley and cornerback Alphonso Smith are also not expected to play on Saturday.