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Detroit's Sims to sit out preseason opener

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Linebacker Ernie Sims (knee) won't participate in the Detroit Lions' preseason opener Thursday against the N.Y. Giants.

Sims suffered a bone bruise in his right knee July 27 and returned to practice Monday. Coach Rod Marinelli said Wednesday that most starters will get in for only about 10 plays. Other players scheduled to sit out include: Defensive tackle Cory Redding (groin), guard Edwin Mulitalo (elbow) and defensive tackle Langston Moore (shoulder).

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky will be the first quarterback off the bench, followed by Drew Stanton.