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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

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Top Godwin Igwebuike News

  • Lions' Godwin Igwebuike: Signs tender with Detroit

    Igwebuike signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Lions on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    Igwebuike will be back for his second season with Detroit and his fourth NFL season overall. The reserve running back appeared in all 17 games for the Lions last season, tallying 18 rushes for 118 yards and one touchdown while adding seven catches for 60 yards, but he made his biggest impact as the team's primary kick returner with 697 return yards. Igwebuike should reprise that role next season but will look to eliminate his turnovers after fumbling twice in 2021.

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  • Lions' Godwin Igwebuike: Fails to catch pass on fake punt

    Igwebuike was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's 37-30 win over Green Bay.

    Breaking a nine-game streak of seeing time on offense, Igwebuike didn't log any offensive snaps and his one opportunity to catch a pass came on a fake punt. The special-teamer will thus finish the 2021 campaign with 18 carries for 118 rushing yards and one touchdown along with seven catches on 10 targets for 60 receiving yards. While his stats may not jump off the page, it was largely a successful season for the converted safety who transitioned to running back during the offseason. Igwebuike will be an exclusive-rights free agent and has a good chance to stick around in Detroit given his usefulness on special teams.

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  • Lions' Godwin Igwebuike: Little contribution to big win

    Igwebuike gained no yards and lost one fumble on two carries while catching two of two targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 30-12 win over the Cardinals.

    While Igwebuike (nine offensive snaps) saw more playing time than Jermar Jefferson (six), both watched as Craig Reynolds (42) reached triple-digit rushing yards on 26 carries. With Jamaal Williams now off the reserve/COVID-19 list and D'Andre Swift slated to test his shoulder in practice this week, Igwebuike's role only stands to diminish as the health of his teammates improve.

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  • Lions' Godwin Igwebuike: Just eight carries in spot start

    Igwebuike rushed eight times for 25 yards during Sunday's 38-10 loss to Denver

    Igwebuike seemed to be in store for a large role -- particularly as a receiver -- in the absence of D'Andre Swift (shoulder) and Jamaal Williams (COVID-19), especially with Jermar Jefferson hobbled by the flu plus an ankle injury. While Igwebuike got the starting nod, Detroit didn't target any running backs in the passing game before the final drive despite trailing for the majority of the game. Making matters worse was that a large amount of garbage time allowed him to ultimately be out-touched, 8-13, by Craig Reynolds. However, because any of Swift, Williams or Jefferson could be back in the mix as soon as Week 15 against Arizona, it's possible neither Igwebuike or Craig Reynolds will be worthy of further fantasy consideration in most leagues.

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  • Lions' Godwin Igwebuike: Taking on key role this week

    Igwebuike, Jermar Jefferson and practice-squad player Craig Reynolds appear to be the Lions' three backfield options for Sunday's game in Denver, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    D'Andre Swift (shoulder) has been ruled out and Jamaal Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Last week, Igwebuike got most of the passing-down work in a 29-27 win over the Vikings, though his 39 percent snap share led to only two carries and two targets, while Williams took 17 carries for 71 yards (on 47 percent snap share) and Jefferson got five carries and one target on 11 percent of snaps. That arguably hints at Jefferson being the lead runner Sunday while Igwebuike gets most of the passing snaps, but it's hard to know for sure, with potential complicating factors including Reynolds coming up from the practice squad and Jefferson's bout with an illness this week (he missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but returned to full participation Friday and was cleared from the final report).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Age: 27
School: Northwestern
Experience: 2