NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 6 1.0 0 0 0

Top Romeo Okwara News

  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Destined for surgery

    Okwara (Achilles) announced via his official Instagram account Wednesday that he is scheduled for surgery this week.

    Okwara suffered a season-ending torn Achilles during the Lions' loss to the Bears in Week 4, so it's no surprise to see him set to go under the knife. The injury is, of course, a brutal turn of events for the standout linebacker, who put together a career-high 10 sacks last season. Charles Harris stands to inherit a larger defensive role in Okwara's stead.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Placed on IR

    Okwara (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    As expected, the linebacker was placed on IR following his season-ending injury. He'll look to recover and be available to rejoin his brother Julian Okwara and the Lions next season.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Diagnosed with torn Achilles

    Okwara will miss the remainder of the season after he was diagnosed with a torn Achilles on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The 26-year-old totaled six tackles (three solo) and one sack across the first four games of the season, but he'll now shift his focus toward his lengthy recovery process. Charles Harris and Austin Bryant will likely assume larger roles with Okwara unavailable.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Potential season-ending injury

    Dan Campbell said Okwara has a potential Achilles injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Okwara suffered what was initially diagnosed as an ankle injury during the first half of Sunday's contest. However, it may be more serious than initially thought. If it is indeed an Achilles injury, he would be the second Lion -- Jeff Okudah is also out -- to sustain a season-ending Achilles injury this season. Charles Harris replaced the 26-year-old linebacker during Week 4 and will likely assume a bigger role if Okwara has to miss an extended period.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Ruled out for remainder of game

    Okwara (anke) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's contest against the Bears.

    The Lions were already without Trey Flowers (shoulder) for the game, and they take another hit to their defensive line with Okwara being ruled out. Charles Harris will likely see an increased role for the remainder of the contest.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: PIcks up ankle injury Sunday

    Okwara (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Bears.

    Okwara was a limited participant in practice all week with a shoulder injury, but he has picked up an ankle injury Sunday. The Lions are already thin at outside linebacker with Trey Flowers (shoulder) inactive, so Charles Harris will likely see an increase in snaps during Okwara's absence.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Limited in practice all week

    Okwara (shoulder) has been listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Bears.

    Okwara landed on the injury report this week and was a limited participant in every practice. The 26-year-old had his most productive game of the season in Week 3, logging a season-high four tackles and his first sack of the year. Trey Flowers (shoulder) has already been ruled out, so the Lions are already thin at outside linebacker. If Okwara isn't able to suit up, Charles Harris will likely see an increase in snaps against the Bears.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Tallies first sack

    Okwara recorded four tackles and a sack in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Okwara has been a mainstay for Lions' defense through three contests, logging snap rates of 96, 97 and 100 percent. He managed his most productive game to this point in Week 3, as his four tackles were a season high and he also managed his first sack. Okwara figures to continue in a key role for the team heading into a Week 4 matchup against Chicago.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Switching positions

    Okwara is preparing to play outside linebacker, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Accounting for 10 of the Lions' 24 sacks in 2020, Okwara was one of the lone Lions players to be statistically productive in Matt Patricia's ineffective defensive scheme. However, since Detroit's team total ranked 26th in the league, new defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn is shaking things up. While Okwara will continue to rush the passer in a traditional defensive end role on passing downs, per Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, Okwara will have added responsibilities in pass coverage in Detroit's base defense. This could mean less pass-rushing snaps for him overall, but an improved defensive scheme could help the 25-year-old make up for it.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Re-ups with Detroit

    Okwara is signing a three-year, $39 million contract to stay with the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    The Lions have the unique advantage of offering Okwara the opportunity to stay with his brother, 23-year-old defensive end Julian. The elder Okwara has only 20 career sacks, but half of those sacks came last season when he finished as PFF's 39th-ranked edge defender (out of 109 qualified players). He'll turn 26 in June, with he and Trey Flowers projecting as the team's top defensive ends. It isn't clear if new defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn will run a 3-4 or 4-3 base, but any setup should entail plenty of pass-rush snaps for Okwara and Flowers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Nigeria
Age: 26
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 6