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Detroit Lions: 5 Most Disappointing Players From Preseason Game vs. Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions: 5 Most Disappointing Players From Preseason Game vs. Oakland Raiders

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The Detroit Lions lost a close 27-26 game to the Oakland Raiders in the final seconds, and still have several issues that need to be fixed like penalties and pass defense. Some players also turned in less-than-impressive efforts. Here are the five Detroit Lions players who were disappointments last night, and who need to improve before their game next week against Jacksonville.

5. TE Brandon Pettigrew

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5. TE Brandon Pettigrew

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For the second consecutive preseason game, Brandon Pettigrew failed to record a single catch. The former first-round pick in 2009 came back this season after signing a four-year deal, but he has been invisible so far this preseason.

4. RB Mikel Leshoure

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4. RB Mikel Leshoure

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Mikel Leshoure did manage to rush for 23 of the team's 52 yards on the ground, but his longest run was a mere six yards. In his six other carries, Leshoure averaged a mere 2.83 yards per carry, not good for a player who is creeping closer to the chopping block.

3. CB Jonte Green

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3. CB Jonte Green

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Jonte Green had a rough fourth quarter and was targeted repeatedly by the Raiders' third-string QB Matt McGloin. It was Green who busted a coverage on the final play of the game as McGloin threw a game-winning touchdown pass with six seconds left.

2. The Entire Offensive Line

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2. The Entire Offensive Line

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The entire offensive line played poorly. The line had no push in the running game as Detroit rushed for just 52 yards on 26 carries, and the unit also committed several penalties. Backups Travis Swanson and Corey Hilliard committed false start penalties, and starter LaAdrian Waddle was called for holding in the red zone.

1. DT Nick Fairley

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1. DT Nick Fairley

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Demoted this week in favor of C.J. Mosley, Nick Fairley was a non-factor during his time on the field. The former first-round pick in 2011 recorded just one solo tackle and rarely got any push up front.

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