The Cleveland Browns will take on a Detroit Lions team that is on the national radar on Friday night as the two teams will battle in the second week of preseason action. But, the bigger storyline for Browns fans may be all the familiar faces that will be wearing blue and white in Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald, Mike Bell, and Jerome Harrison are four of the seven former Browns players on Detroit’s active roster and many are expected to see large amounts of playing time against Cleveland.
Eric Wright has to be the most noticeable name out of the bunch of players that will be visiting Cleveland for the first time as opponents to Browns Nation. Wright was once a shining star on the Browns defense, but was deemed expendable by the fan base and organization after some poor play in 2010.
Wright has surely been missed early in training camp as Cleveland is attempting to work Buster Skrine and Eric Hagg into active roles.
Jerome Harrison will also be another noticeable name on Detroit’s active roster. Harrison was set to be the Browns number one runningback in 2010, but was replaced by Peyton Hillis during the preseason. Harrison had one of the best games in Browns history in 2009 when he rushed for well over 200 yards in a Cleveland victory over Kansas City.
Cleveland’s players will be pleased to see their former partners on the field, but will be moving on without them when the game comes to an end. Detroit and Cleveland both won their first preseason game last week and will be looking to build momentum moving forward.