ALLEN PARK, Mich. The Detroit Lions, coming off their first playoff appearance in more than a decade, open the preseason Friday night against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Can cornerback Bill Bentley provide some much-needed help to a suspect secondary?
There hasnt been much positive coming out of the back end of the Lions defense, but Bentley could be the exception.
Some believe the club made a serious blunder by not addressing its defensive needs in either of the first two rounds of the draft.
But if Bentley, a third-round choice out of Louisiana-Lafayette, outperforms the cornerbacks who could have been taken earlier, the Lions draft strategy wont look so bad after all.
The secondary is without three key pieces. Starting cornerback Eric Wright signed as free agent with Tampa Bay. Wrights heir apparent, Aaron Berry, was released following two arrests.
And safety Louis Delmas, arguably one of the team's most valuable p...