Lions rookies also eager for preseason debuts

Although Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel will be in the spotlight when the Detroit Lions host the Browns on Saturday night, the other rookies on the field will also be under some amount of scrutiny.

Detroit's Nevin Lawson and Kyle Van Noy are looking forward to their first preseason game.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell says it's important to see how the rookies match up with the speed of the NFL. Manziel, who was drafted by Cleveland in the first round this year, is not expected to start, but his debut is still widely anticipated.

Lawson, a cornerback from Utah State, has a chance to give Detroit's secondary a lift. The Lions also signed veteran cornerback Drayton Florence before practice Thursday.

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