NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 9 2.0 1 0 0
Post Season 2 0.0 0 0 0

Top Romeo Okwara News

  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Accepts pay cut

    Okwara has agreed to a restructured contract to remain in Detroit in 2023, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    Okwara reportedly took a massive pay cut by lowering his base salary from $11 million to $2 million after missing most of the past two seasons due to a torn Achilles. The 27-year-old will now compete for a prominent role in Detroit's pass-rush rotation ahead of the 2023 campaign before hitting free agency in 2024.

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  • Lions' Romeo Okwara: Records two sacks in 2022

    Okwara recorded eight tackles and two sacks over five games in 2022.

    After tearing his Achilles just four weeks into the three-year, $37 million contract Okwara signed in 2021, the Notre Dame product didn't return until Week 14 of the 2022 campaign, only making a difference during a two-sack performance against the Jets in Week 15. With the Lions able to save over $7 million against the salary cap by potentially letting him go this offseason, Okwara is not certain to return to Detroit in 2023.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 255 lbs
Birthplace: Nigeria
Age: 28
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 8