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3-0-0 9-2-0
2-1-0 4-7-0
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Top Joe Dahl News

  • Joe Dahl: Let go by Lions

    Dahl (back) was released Monday.

    The Lions are parting ways with the 2016 fifth-round pick just as the league-wide free agency window opens up. Dahl's release suggests he's no longer bothered by the back injury that kept him out of last year's season finale.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Unavailable for Week 17

    Dahl (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

    Dahl injured his back in the Week 16 loss to the Buccaneers, and he'll be unable to return for the season finale. The fifth-year lineman made four starts this season. Dahl has one year left on his contract.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Day ends early

    Dahl (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

    Detroit couldn't contain Tampa Bay's front seven when attempting to drop back to pass, as Chase Daniel and David Blough absorbed a combined four sacks after Matthew Stafford exited in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Dahl had already missed six games this season entering Week 16, and the injury woes continue as Detroit moves into its season finale against the Vikings.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Back in lineup for Week 10

    Dahl (back) is active heading into Sunday's matchup against Washington.

    Dahl dealt with a groin injury throughout the latter half of September and the early part of October, which landed him on injured reserve, but he was able to return to action Weeks 6, 7 and 8. A back injury kept the 27-year-old guard out last week against the Vikings as well, but he's shown enough to team trainers to get the nod for a Sunday afternoon home game against Washington. He'll start in place of the injured Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) at right guard.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Officially out

    Dahl (back) is listed as out for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

    Dahl has played in just two games this year thanks to a variety of injuries. Oday Aboushi will slide into a starting spot with the veteran set to miss Sunday's game.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Back on active roster

    The Lions activated Dahl (groin) from injured reserve Saturday.

    Dahl was placed on IR after Week 1 and will make his return to the lineup Sunday versus the Jaguars. He could start if Frank Ragnow (groin), who is listed as questionable, is ultimately ruled out.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Back at practice

    Dahl (groin), returned to practice Wednesday, opening the 21-day window to remove him from IR.

    Dahl could be activated ahead of Detroit's Week 6 trip to Jacksonville if he impresses in practice. Oday Aboushi will likely shift back into a depth role when Dahl returns.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Shifts to IR

    Dahl (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    The Lions' starting left guard won't be available until Week 5, when the team travels to Jacksonville. Oday Aboushi is expected to start in Dahl's place.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Ruled out against Green Bay

    Dahl (groin) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Dahl wasn't listed on Detroit's injury report to begin the week, but he was limited Thursday then held out entirely Friday. As long as Dahl is kept sidelined by his groin injury, rookie fourth-round pick Logan Stenberg will likely draw the start at left guard.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Back to full health

    General manager Bob Quinn said Saturday that Dahl (back) is "healthy and ready to go," Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    Dahl spent the final few weeks of the 2019 campaign on injured reserve due to a back injury, so it's certainly good to see that he's already made a full recovery. The 27-year-old stands to serve as Detroit's starting left guard for 2020.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Moves to injured reserve

    Dahl (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Dahl was already ruled out for Week 15 due to the back injury, and he'll now miss the final few weeks of the season. Kenny Wiggins is listed as the next man up on the depth chart at left guard for Detroit.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Missing first game of season

    Dahl (back) will not play Sunday against the Buccaneers.

    Expect Kenny Wiggins and Oday Aboushi to fill at guard in the absence of Dahl, who will be missing his first game of the season.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Dealing with ankle injury

    Dahl was spotted with an ice pack on his left ankle in the aftermath of Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders, ESPN's Mike Rothstein reports.

    Dahl limped off late against the Raiders, and now we know that an ankle injury was the cause. We'll monitor Dahl's reps in practice this coming week as the Lions prepare to face the Bears in Week 10.

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  • Lions' Joe Dahl: Injured late against Raiders

    Dahl limped off late in Sunday's game against the Raiders and was replaced by Oday Aboushi, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

    Dahl picked up a lower-body injury of some sort in the game's waning moments. Expect an update on his injury to surface at some point.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 310 lbs
Birthplace: Spokane Valley, WA
Age: 29
School: Washington State
Experience: 6