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The Lions have a good position battle brewing at the nickel cornerback spot. Quandre Diggs has played well all summer after a disappointing 2016 season, but the Lions signed D.J. Hayden in free agency and drafted Jamal Agnew in the fifth round to challenge him for a job. With seven corners worthy of roster spots, the Lions may choose to go heavy at the position – or they could try and deal from their position of strength to bolster a shorthanded defensive line. Either way, that trio of corners will be in the spotlight Friday against slot receivers Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Austin Carr. New England and Detroit last met in the regular season in 2014 when the Patriots beat the Lions by a 34-9 margin on Nov. 23, 2014, at Gillette Stadium.
The third week of the NFL preseason is usually the easiest to watch. What makes it more exciting than the others is that teams often use this game as the dress rehearsal for the regular season. Doing so allows them to get the best look they can at their presumed starters, while still giving the majority of them the following week off to rest up before kicking off the new football year.
For the New England Patriots it may not be as serious to get all their starters on the field as it is for most teams when they head to Michigan to play the Detroit Lions on Friday. The defending world champs know what they have in seasoned veterans like quarterback Tom Brady, receiver Julian Edelman and tight end Rob Gronkowski.