NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 8 2.0 0 0 0

Top Romeo Okwara News

  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Two sacks against Jets

    Okwara notched four tackles including two sacks during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Jets.

    After making his season debut last week against the Vikings, Okwara saw an increased role against the Jets and got right back to his pass-rushing ways in the process. With Charles Harris (groin) and Julian Okwara (elbow) on injured reserve, look for the Lions to give Romeo as much as he can handle down the stretch as Detroit pushes for a playoff spot.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Ready for season debut

    Head coach Dan Campbell said Friday that he's confident Okwara (Achilles) will be able to play Sunday against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Regarding Okwara's weekend availability, coach Campbell also said "we certainly see him going and having a role for us," per Twentyman. The 27-year-old hasn't been able to take the field yet this year due to the torn Achilles he suffered back in Week 4 of last season, but he's now expected to play and start at defensive end in Sunday's matchup versus Minnesota. With that being said, it's possible that Okwara could be on a limited snap count given his prolonged absence.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Not listed on injury report

    Okwara isn't listed on the injury report Wednesday.

    Okwara was activated off the reserve/PUP list last Saturday but was deemed inactive for Week 13. The absence appears to have been precautionary, as the veteran defensive end is off the injury report to start Week 14 prep and appears likely to make his season debut Sunday against the Vikings.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Not playing Sunday

    Okwara (Achilles) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

    The 27-year-old was activated from the reserve/PUP list Saturday, but he's apparently not quite ready for game action. Okwara's level of participation at practice during the upcoming week should indicate whether he'll be able to make his season debut Week 14 versus Minnesota.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Returns to active roster

    The Lions activated Okwara (Achilles) from the reserve/PUP list Saturday.

    Okwara suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in October of 2021, and he was placed on the reserve/PUP list ahead of this regular season. The 27-year-old recorded 44 tackles and a team-high 10 sacks over 16 games in 2020, so he should immediately step up into a prominent role opposite rookie Aidan Hutchinson moving forward.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Added to reserve/PUP list

    The Lions placed Okwara (Achilles) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday.

    After tearing his Achilles last October and failing to practice thus far in 2022, the big defensive end is now ineligible to play in the team's first four games. However, Okwara's return to the playing field wasn't expected to come until the middle of the regular season anyway, opening the door for players like Eric Banks and John Cominsky to earn more preseason reps.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Not ready for camp

    Okwara (Achilles) was placed on the active/PUP list Sunday.

    Okwara suffered a torn Achilles in Week 4 against the Bears last year and isn't expected back until midseason. His absence should open up extra opportunity for Charles Harris and Joshua Paschal (lower body) when the season kick offs.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Not expected back until midseason

    Lions defensive line coach Todd Wash said that Okwara (Achilles) is expected to be ready around the middle of the season, Tony Garcia of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    A midseason return would be more than a month past the anniversary of Okwara's surgery to repair a torn Achilles. While it had seemed possible that it wouldn't take that long for the 27-year-old to return to game shape, the Lions' coaching staff doesn't seem inclined to rush Okwara back on the field. Okwara thus looks set to spend both training camp and the first part of the regular season on the PUP list. Meanwhile, look for Aidan Hutchinson and Charles Harris to take on large early season roles at defensive end.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Returning to defensive end

    Okwara (Achilles) will primarily play defensive end in Detroit's new 4-3 defense, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports. "He's a defensive end. He'll play a rush position in base, and the end or the rush in sub (packages). ... He can play some SAM in base, but once again, get him healthy and we're just going to play him at D-end," Lions defensive line coach Todd Wash said.

    Okwara was moved to outside linebacker last year when the team switched to a 3-4 base defense, and it wasn't good for his production. Now that he's back at defensive end, there's hope he can replicate the 10-sack season the 27-year-old collected over 16 games in 2020. After he watched practice from the sidelines during spring practices, the main concern is a slow return from the Achilles injury he suffered last October. Should he miss games to begin the year, Charles Harris will likely get all the work he can handle opposite 2022 second overall pick Aidan Hutchinson.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Could return for training camp

    Okwara (Achilles) is expected to miss most of the Lions' offseason training program, but he could be ready by the start of training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Detroit's 2020 sack leader ruptured his Achilles on Oct. 3 and underwent surgery shortly thereafter. Okwara has progressed to the point where he "soon" will be running on an underwater treadmill, and he could be available when players put on pads during training camp. The veteran's healthy return in 2022 could go a long way for a Lions pass rush that finished 27th in sack rate this past season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Nigeria
Age: 27
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 7