DETROIT - The debut of several players in a Patriots uniform is expected to be delayed.
While not entirely ruled out, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, end Shaun Ellis, receiver Brandon Tate and the two second-round picks, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and running back Shane Vereen, are doubtful to play against the Detroit Lions tomorrow night, according to a league source.
Safety James Sanders is questionable, but has a decent shot at seeing his first action of the exhibition season.
UPDATE: Sanders just tweeted a short time ago that he'll be playing. "Excited about the opportunity to play tomorrow!"