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 63 2.0 0 0 0

Top Derrick Barnes News

  • Lions' Derrick Barnes: Tallies seven tackles

    Barnes had seven tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 44-6 loss to Philadelphia.

    Barnes played only 24 defensive snaps in the blowout loss but was consistently around the ball and tied for the team lead in tackles. The rookie fourth-round pick has yet to play more than a rotational role so far this season.

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  • Lions' Derrick Barnes: Makes nine stops

    Barnes recorded nine tackles and a pass defended in Sunday's 34-11 loss to the Bengals.

    Barnes played just under half of the defensive snaps, though that didn't stop him from leading the team in tackles. After recording only six stops through three games to begin the campaign, Barnes has combined to tally 20 tackles across his last three contests.

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  • Lions' Derrick Barnes: Role expanding

    With Detroit expected to move on from Jamie Collins, Barnes is positioned for an expanded role on defense, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

    Burke notes that head coach Dan Campbell suggested this week that Barnes likely won't directly step into Collins' starting role and log close to 100 percent of the snaps. Instead, Alex Anzalone is expected to remain a key cog at inside linebacker while Barnes and Jalen Reeves-Maybin rotate in beside him. However, Reeves-Maybin has mostly been a special-teams player through five seasons in the league and Barnes is a fourth-round rookie who has impressed with his pass-rushing and tackling ability, so it wouldn't be a surprise if Detroit gives Barnes more and more playing time as the season unfolds.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Covington, KY
Age: 22
School: Purdue