Calvin Johnson, the Lions’ biggest and brightest star, will join the cast of starters, backups and players competing for roster spots in a dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season.
Wide receiver Ryan Broyles has had three consecutive season-ending leg injuries. Now healthy, the third-year pro is eager to show what he can do in 2014.
The Lions have been helped and hurt this preseason by tighter calls that led to game-winning touchdowns. But regardless of which way the calls go, the message is clear: Players have to adjust.