Lions Kick Off Preseason vs Jets

Detroit opens exhibition season at Ford Field.

The Detroit Lions begin the NFL preseason Thursday night against the New York Jets at Ford Field. One of the players to watch is rookie running back Ameer Abdullah, Detroit’s third round 2015 draft pick from Nebraska. Veteran sportscaster Matt Shepard tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller the Lions’ coaches like Abdullah’s speed and work ethic. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Click on the audio player to hear the conversation.


  • Pat Batcheller
    Pat Batcheller is a host and Senior News Editor for 101.9 WDET, presenting local news, traffic and weather updates during Morning Edition. He is an amateur musician.