With both the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts agreeing to rest their starters for the final preseason game, Friday night will be all about assessing each team’s depth and figuring out the final handful of roster spots before the cutdown deadline on Tuesday.
Earlier this week, Lions head coach Dan Campbell acknowledged that about 80 percent of the roster, in his mind, has already been set. That leaves a good 10 to 12 roster spots still on the line, and Friday’s preseason finale could be the deciding factor for the tightest camp battles.
So on this week’s First Byte—our weekly preview podcast—myself and Ryan Mathews go position-by-position and identify the position battles that are likely still undecided and the players to keep an eye on during Friday night. Who has the best chance to win the receiver job? Does Jahlani Tavai truly have a chance to make the roster anymore? Is a roster spot on the line at quarterback or will the Lions keep three?
Those are just some of the questions we try to answer on this week’s First Byte. Check it out:
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