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NFC North Standings

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4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
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2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 35 1.0 0 0 0

Top Levi Onwuzurike News

  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: On track for key role in 2022

    Onwuzurike is expected to play a key role within Detroit's defense in 2022, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    The 2021 second-round pick had a disappointing rookie season after missing time in training camp with a back injury. However, head coach Dan Campbell said Onwuzurike has undergone a "body transformation" since then while spending part of his offseason working out in Detroit before team workouts even started. If Romeo Okwara (Achilles) is slow to bounce back from his injury this fall, Onwuzurike should have plenty of pass-rushing opportunities early on in 2022.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Full practice Thursday

    Onwuzurike (hip) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

    The rookie second-round pick was unavailable for the season opener due to the hip injury, but he'll start practice for Week 2 with no limitations. Onwuzurike is poised to make his NFL debut Monday against the Packers, assuming he avoiding any setbacks.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Not playing in season opener

    Onwuzurike (hip) is inactive for Week 1 against the 49ers.

    Onwuzurike was a limited participant in all three of Detroit's practices this week, and the rookie has been hampered by injuries thus far -- aside from the hip problem that sidelined him for this game, he also dealt with an (apparently) unrelated back injury during camp. His next chance to make his NFL debut will come in Week 2 against the Packers on the road -- as long as he's healthy enough to play.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Questionable after limited practice

    Onwuzurike (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

    Onwuzurike was a limited participant in all three of Detroit's practices this week. The rookie second-round pick dealt with a back injury during camp, but this hip issue appears to be unrelated. He's expected to begin his career in a rotational role at defensive end.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Back in action

    Onwuzurike (back) participated in team drills during Tuesday's practice, and he should make his preseason debut Saturday against the Steelers, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    Head coach Dan Campbell said Onwuzurike recently saw a couple of specialists after the rookie was limited by a back injury in practice. However, Campbell expressed optimism about the evaluations, and Onwuzurike subsequently saw his most extensive workload during training camp Tuesday. While it's not necessarily guaranteed that he suits up during this weekend's preseason game, Onwuzurike seems well on track to be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. 12 against San Francisco.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Dealing with sore back

    Onwuzurike has been limited in practice due to a sore back recently, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    Onwuzurike hasn't been present much early in camp due to his injury, and the team has sent him to multiple specialists to make sure that he isn't dealing with a serious issue. However, the defensive lineman is believed to be fine, and coach Dan Campbell is hopeful that Onwuzurike will be back on the field sometime next week.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Misses practice Monday

    Onwuzurike didn't practice Monday for an unspecified reason, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    Onwuzurike has a chance to see increased reps in practice after Nick Williams (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID list Monday, but the rookie didn't take the field Monday. It's not yet clear when the 23-year-old could return.

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  • Lions' Levi Onwuzurike: Heads to Motor City

    The Lions selected Onwuzurike in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 41st overall.

    Detroit has now addressed both sides of the trenches with its first two selections, adding Onwuzurike out of Washington after taking Penei Sewell out of Oregon with the No.7 pick on Thursday. Onwuzurike is an interesting prospect, coming to the NFL after opting out of the 2020 season. He is undersized for a defensive tackle at 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, but he makes up for it with standout athleticism highlighted by a 4.88-second 40-yard dash. He received first-team All-PAC-12 honors as a redshirt junior in 2019, generating two sacks and six tackles for loss from the interior.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Allen, TX
Age: 24
School: Washington
Experience: 2