Lions Notes: Can Detroit Keep Preseason Dominance Going?

With Drew Stanton gone, it will be up to Kellen Moore and company to keep the Lions' late-game magic going in the preseason.
  • Since 2008, the Detroit Lions amazingly have a 14-2 record in the preseason. They went 4-0 in 2008, 3-1 in 2009, 3-1 in 2010 and 4-0 last year. A big part of that was Drew Stanton's clutchness in the fourth quarter as the third-string quarterback. I wonder if Kellen Moore will be able to keep the late-game magic alive.
  • Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson won't be playing against the Lions after getting his knee scoped earlier this week by Dr. James Andrews. Richardson's surgery came just days after Louis Delmas visited Dr. Andrews for a similar procedure.
  • According to Dave Birkett, the replacement officials handling Friday night's game between the Lions and Browns have previously officiated in the GLIAC, SIAC and CCIW.
  • Linebacker Travis Lewis, who played at Oklahoma in college, is looking forward to taking on a couple of former Big 12 quarterbacks on Friday night.
  • A nine-year-old boy from Detroit who raised $3,600 for the city will be a special guest at the Lions game on Friday night.
  • Linebacker Ronnie Sneed, who was waived-injured last week, has been released from the injured reserve list.
  • According to the depth chart the Lions sent out this week, defensive tackle Michael Cosgrove is on injured reserve. It was reported by the team last week that he was released.
  • Offensive tackle Marcus McNeill, who drew interest from the Lions back in March, has decided to retire because of a neck injury.
  • According to John Clayton, the NFL hasn't received approval yet from the NFLPA to change injured reserve and trade deadline rules. What exactly is the NFLPA waiting for?

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