Kennard produced 46 tackles and seven sacks over 15 games for the Lions in 2018. Outside of slapping the franchise tag on defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), Kennard was Detroit's biggest free-agent splash of the offseason on defense. Kennard almost exclusively was used as a pass rusher in his first year with the Lions and consequently collected a career high in sacks, though he only notched two in his final 10 games after piling up five in the first five games. Under contract for another two seasons, Kennard will look to improve his consistency in 2019 for a team that could realistically be without Ansah's services.
Kennard (hip) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Kennard participated in practice all week in a limited fashion. He'll return to his starting role at outside linebacker and will be tasked with slowing down Vikings running back Dalvin Cook while blitzing quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has been sacked 34 times in 14 games.
Kennard recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack across 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Bills. After missing the prior contest due to a hip injury, Kennard returned to action in Buffalo and didn't miss a beat. He recorded his seventh sack of the season, which leads the Lions.
Kennard (hip) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Bills. Kennard was forced to sit out last week due to the minor hip injury, but he'll return Sunday as he projects to start at outside linebacker across from Christian Jones.
Kennard (hip) is inactive for Sunday's game at Arizona, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Kennard will miss his first game of the season after suffering the hip injury last week against the Rams. Eli Harold should see a heavier workload at linebacker for the Lions in his absence.
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