NFC North Standings

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4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
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Top Jermar Jefferson News

  • Lions' Jermar Jefferson: Inks new deal

    Jefferson (undisclosed) signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    Jefferson has spent his entire three-year career in the Lions organization, though he hasn't seen any NFL action since 2021 and has spent the better part of the past two seasons on the practice squad. The Oregon State product will stick around with the Lions heading into 2024 and will look to compete for a roster spot, provided he's made a full recovery from the health concern that caused him to be placed on the practice squad injured list last week.

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  • Jermar Jefferson: Dealing with injury

    The Lions placed Jefferson on the practice squad injured list Wednesday due to an unspecified issue.

    Jefferson will be ineligible to take part in practices with the Lions for the remainder of the postseason while he recovers from the injury. The 23-year-old running back logged 15 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns over seven appearances as a rookie with the Lions in 2021 but hasn't seen any game action since while spending both of the past two seasons on Detroit's practice squad.

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  • Jermar Jefferson: Links back with Detroit

    The Lions signed Jefferson to the practice squad Tuesday.

    Jefferson spent training camp with the Lions but was waived with an injury settlement on Sept. 6 due to an undisclosed injury. He had a workout with the Cardinals on Oct. 3 but did not end up signing with the team. The 2021 seventh-round pick will rejoin the Lions on their practice squad and will wait for an opportunity to be called up to the team's active roster this season.

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  • Jermar Jefferson: Receives look from Arizona

    Jefferson (undisclosed) had a workout with the Cardinals on Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Jefferson spent training camp with the Lions but ended up on injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury. The Oregon State product reached an injury settlement with the team, though, and is now healthy and looking for new opportunities. With Keaontay Ingram dealing with a neck injury, Arizona may be in the market for some extra depth at running back.

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  • Jermar Jefferson: Reaches injury settlement

    Jefferson (undisclosed) was waived from injured reserve by the Lions on Wednesday with an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Jefferson reverted to the Lions' IR on Aug. 31 after going unclaimed off waivers. The injury settlement allows Jefferson to sign elsewhere during the 2023 season once he's healthy.

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  • Lions' Jermar Jefferson: Reverts to IR

    Jefferson (undisclosed) reverted to Detroit's injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Jefferson cleared waivers after being cut Tuesday, so barring an injury designation, he will now spend the rest of the 2023 season on IR. The exact nature of the 2021 seventh-round pick's injury remains undisclosed.

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  • Jermar Jefferson: Waived with injury designation

    Jefferson (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Lions on Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    The nature of Jefferson's injury is unclear at this time. Assuming he clears waivers, his next step will be reverting to the team's injured reserve. From there, he will be looking at a 2023 season on the sideline unless both he and the team can reach an injury settlement at some point.

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  • Lions' Jermar Jefferson: Lands new deal with Detroit

    The Lions signed Jefferson to a reserve/future contract Monday.

    Jefferson will get another chance to carve out a spot with Detroit heading into the offseason. The 2021 seventh-round pick logged 15 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns across seven games during his rookie season, though he spent the entirety of 2022 on the practice squad before being elevated for Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Packers. Jefferson never wound up taking the field against Green Bay, though his experience with the team was still enough to earn him a new deal heading into this offseason.

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  • Lions' Jermar Jefferson: Bumped up to active roster

    The Lions elevated Jefferson from the practice squad Saturday for Sunday's game against the Packers.

    Jefferson will be brought up from the practice squad for the first time this season ahead of Sunday's must-win regular-season finale. The second-year running back recorded 15 carries for 74 yards and two touchdowns across seven games with Detroit in 2021, though he's yet to make an appearance this season. Expect Jefferson to slot into a reserve/special-teams role behind backup running backs Justin Jackson and Craig Reynolds.

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  • Jermar Jefferson: Joins Detroit's practice squad

    The Lions signed Jefferson to their practice squad Thursday.

    Jefferson initially made the team's 53-man roster but was waived a day later. However, he's returned to the organization on a practice-squad deal. The 2021 seventh-round pick appeared in seven games as a rookie, totaling 19 touches for 97 yards and two scores.

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  • Lions' Jermar Jefferson: Survives roster cuts

    Jefferson made the Lions' initial 53-man roster Tuesday as their No. 4 running back, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    After being outdone by Justin Jackson this preseason while seemingly offering less value on special teams than Godwin Igwebuike, Jefferson surprisingly survived roster cuts after getting beat out by Igwebuike in 2021. However, Craig Reynolds remains in the No. 3 slot, so Jefferson won't necessarily be next in line for work if something happens to D'Andre Swift or Jamaal Williams.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 23
School: Oregon State
Experience: 2