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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

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 31 4.5 0 0 0

Top Austin Bryant News

  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Returns from COVID list

    Bryant was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

    Bryant played in 14 games this season for the Lions, but his time in COVID protocols forced him to miss Week 18 against the Packers. The third-year pro finished his season with 31 tackles (21 solo) and 4.5 sacks.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Lands on COVID-19 list

    Detroit placed Bryant on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Bryant played 64 percent of the defensive snaps and totaled five tackles and a sack during Sunday's loss to Seattle. The 25-year-old can still clear the league's COVID-19 protocols in time to play Week 18 against the Packers, but his availability is now up in the air.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Full participant Thursday

    Bryant (shoulder) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

    Bryant was unavailable in Week 10 and had his reps capped Wednesday, but he increased his workload as a full participant Thursday. Following his absence, the 25-year-old will likely be available Sunday against Cleveland.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Sits despite limited participation

    Bryant (shoulder) is inactive Week 10 against the Steelers.

    Bryant had recorded a season-high seven tackles prior to the team's Week 9 bye, but he surfaced on the injury report this week as a limited practice participant due to a shoulder issue. His absence will hurt Detroit's linebacker depth and potentially open the door for Julian Okwara to see more work in a reserve capacity.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Seven tackles in loss

    Bryant had seven tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 44-6 loss to the Eagles.

    Bryant played only 43 percent of the defensive snaps but still managed to tie for the team lead in tackles. The 24-year-old has filled a rotational role in Detroit's linebacking corps most of the season.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Back from PUP list

    Bryant (undisclosed) was activated from the PUP list Tuesday, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    The 24-year-old was placed on the PUP list with the unspecified injury last week, but he's now ready to take the field. Bryant appeared in only six games last season and totaled 17 tackles (12 solo).

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Shifts to PUP list

    The Lions have placed Bryant (undisclosed) on the preseason PUP list.

    Detroit can activate Bryant from the PUP list at any point during training camp, as long as he returns to health. The nature of the depth defensive end's current injury remains unknown, though he dealt with pectoral and thigh issues last season.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Returns to lineup for Week 14

    Bryant (thigh) will suit up for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

    The second-year man out of Clemson had been held out three consecutive games entering Week 14, however, now Detroit gets another reinforcement along its defensive line with the activation of Bryant. A pectoral injury kept him sidelined through Week 8, but an appearance against the division-rival Packers will mark Bryant's third of the 2020 campaign.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Inactive as expected

    Bryant won't suit up in Sunday's game against the Bears due to a thigh injury.

    Bryant was deemed doubtful for the contest Friday after logging a trio of limited practice sessions, so this news isn't surprising. Bryant will miss his second straight contest with the thigh issue, and he's only appeared in two games so far this campaign. With Da'Shawn Hand (groin) also sidelined, Romeo Okwara Everson Griffen and Frank Herron are the only healthy defensive ends on the roster Sunday.

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  • Lions' Austin Bryant: Downgrades to doubtful

    Bryan (thigh) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Initially considered questionable after a trio of limited practice sessions, Bryant is now expected to miss a second straight game. He's struggled to stay healthy this year, but he's handled a major role when active. Bryant played at least 47 percent of the snaps on defense in both games he has played, recording three total tackles. Romeo Okwara and Everson Griffen are the only healthy defensive ends for Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Pavo, GA
Age: 25
School: Clemson
Experience: 4