Zettel was claimed by the Browns on Thursday. Zettel, who was waived by Detroit despite a 2017 season in which he led the team with 31 quarterback hurries, finds a home in Cleveland. The 2016 sixth-rounder will likely serve as a reserve option in the Browns' deep defensive end group.
Zettel was waived by the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Despite a 2017 season in which Zettel led the Lions with 31 quarterback hurries, the 2016 sixth-rounder was unable to stick with Detriot. Zettle was released to make room for defensive end Romeo Okwara, and the third-year pass rusher will now look to find a home elsewhere in the league.
Zettel (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Packers. Zettel appeared to have suffered a minor groin injury in practice at some point late in the week, but he'll be good to go in the Lions' season finale. He's slated to start at defensive end per usual, but if a setback were to occur, Cornelius Washington and Dwight Freeney could see additional snaps.
Zettel is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers with a groin injury. Zettel seemingly injured his groin in practice Friday. If he isn't able to recover by Sunday, Cornelius Washington and Dwight Freeney could be pushed into expanded roles.
Zettel posted one tackle and a half-sack in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Vikings. Zettel now has 6.5 sacks on the season and is establishing himself as the Lions' top pass rusher. With Ezekiel Ansah (back) still seeing limited playing time Thursday, Zettel logged a season-high 60 defensive snaps. If Ansah's playing time remains curtailed against the Ravens in Week 13, expect Zettel to have a good shot at another high-caliber performance.
|2||09/17||@New York Jets||13|
|3||09/23||Los Angeles Rams||29|
|5||10/08||@San Francisco 49ers||14|
|8||10/27||@New England Patriots||7|