"Right now, my mindset is on tomorrow, getting things even more broken down and focused and narrowed down on Cleveland," he said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "I'm not really here to say I'm going to be on the roster. Cause right now that's out of my control and that's something that's next week. I can't control the future."
Abdullah has earned time this preseason with the starting unit, but hasn't separated himself from the pack in a meaningful way. The 25-year-old is averaging 4.3 yards per carry on 13 totes over three games for 53 yards. Abdullah has also played eight special teams snaps this preseason as he attempts to find any way to contribute, and thereby make the team.
Thursday's game is an audition for not only the Lions' brass, but also the other 31 teams, as Abdullah attempts to prove he deserves a 53-man roster spot.
"I feel like (the pressure is on) every week for me," Abdullah said. "I got to do something every day. It's all about proving yourself in this league. Every single day you get an opportunity and right now I'm just working every single day, one day at a time."