Player Updates

March 16, 2021 02:16 PM
Joe Dahl: Let go by Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) was released Monday.

The Lions are parting ways with the 2016 fifth-round pick just as the league-wide free agency window opens up. Dahl's release suggests he's no longer bothered by the back injury that kept him out of last year's season finale.

January 1, 2021 07:40 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Unavailable for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

Dahl injured his back in the Week 16 loss to the Buccaneers, and he'll be unable to return for the season finale. The fifth-year lineman made four starts this season. Dahl has one year left on his contract.

December 26, 2020 04:16 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Day ends early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

Detroit couldn't contain Tampa Bay's front seven when attempting to drop back to pass, as Chase Daniel and David Blough absorbed a combined four sacks after Matthew Stafford exited in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Dahl had already missed six games this season entering Week 16, and the injury woes continue as Detroit moves into its season finale against the Vikings.

November 15, 2020 01:20 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Back in lineup for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) is active heading into Sunday's matchup against Washington.

Dahl dealt with a groin injury throughout the latter half of September and the early part of October, which landed him on injured reserve, but he was able to return to action Weeks 6, 7 and 8. A back injury kept the 27-year-old guard out last week against the Vikings as well, but he's shown enough to team trainers to get the nod for a Sunday afternoon home game against Washington. He'll start in place of the injured Halapoulivaati Vaitai (foot) at right guard.

November 7, 2020 10:04 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Officially out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) is listed as out for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Dahl has played in just two games this year thanks to a variety of injuries. Oday Aboushi will slide into a starting spot with the veteran set to miss Sunday's game.

October 17, 2020 07:24 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Back on active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions activated Dahl (groin) from injured reserve Saturday.

Dahl was placed on IR after Week 1 and will make his return to the lineup Sunday versus the Jaguars. He could start if Frank Ragnow (groin), who is listed as questionable, is ultimately ruled out.

October 14, 2020 08:40 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (groin), returned to practice Wednesday, opening the 21-day window to remove him from IR.

Dahl could be activated ahead of Detroit's Week 6 trip to Jacksonville if he impresses in practice. Oday Aboushi will likely shift back into a depth role when Dahl returns.

September 20, 2020 12:48 AM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (groin) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

The Lions' starting left guard won't be available until Week 5, when the team travels to Jacksonville. Oday Aboushi is expected to start in Dahl's place.

September 18, 2020 05:04 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Ruled out against Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (groin) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Dahl wasn't listed on Detroit's injury report to begin the week, but he was limited Thursday then held out entirely Friday. As long as Dahl is kept sidelined by his groin injury, rookie fourth-round pick Logan Stenberg will likely draw the start at left guard.

April 26, 2020 05:12 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Bob Quinn said Saturday that Dahl (back) is "healthy and ready to go," Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

Dahl spent the final few weeks of the 2019 campaign on injured reserve due to a back injury, so it's certainly good to see that he's already made a full recovery. The 27-year-old stands to serve as Detroit's starting left guard for 2020.

December 15, 2019 01:24 AM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Moves to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Dahl was already ruled out for Week 15 due to the back injury, and he'll now miss the final few weeks of the season. Kenny Wiggins is listed as the next man up on the depth chart at left guard for Detroit.

December 14, 2019 11:16 AM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Missing first game of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (back) will not play Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Expect Kenny Wiggins and Oday Aboushi to fill at guard in the absence of Dahl, who will be missing his first game of the season.

November 3, 2019 08:12 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Dealing with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl was spotted with an ice pack on his left ankle in the aftermath of Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Raiders, ESPN's Mike Rothstein reports.

Dahl limped off late against the Raiders, and now we know that an ankle injury was the cause. We'll monitor Dahl's reps in practice this coming week as the Lions prepare to face the Bears in Week 10.

November 3, 2019 07:20 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Injured late against Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl limped off late in Sunday's game against the Raiders and was replaced by Oday Aboushi, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

Dahl picked up a lower-body injury of some sort in the game's waning moments. Expect an update on his injury to surface at some point.

December 19, 2018 01:40 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Seeing time at fullback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl has operated as the Lions' primary fullback for most of the last three games with Nick Bellore (ankle) sidelined, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Dahl has operated as an offensive lineman for the near entirety of his football career at every level of play, but he's getting an opportunity to try his hand at fullback for a Detroit team that has been without both Bellore and Nick Bawden (knee). It's unlikely the 305-pound vet gets many opportunities to rush the ball, but he could help clear lanes for Zach Zenner and LeGarrette Blount over the final two games of the season -- just like he did on Zenner's one-yard touchdown plunge during Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

August 3, 2018 03:40 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Participating in training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (undisclosed) is participating in team drills during training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Dahl was limited in spring workouts, but the offensive lineman seems to be healthy again. Dahl is competing for a depth role along the offensive line.

July 2, 2018 11:24 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Limited in spring workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (undisclosed) was a limited participant in the Lions' offseason program this spring, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Dahl reportedly wore a red no-contact jersey throughout OTAs and minicamp. It isn't clear what the offensive lineman is dealing with, but it might be related to the lower leg injury that planted him on injured reserve for over half of the 2017 season. When healthy, Dahl will compete for a depth role along the Detroit offensive line.

December 10, 2017 01:20 AM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Returns to 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dahl (lower leg) was activated off injured reserve by the Lions on Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Dahl was placed on injured reserve in September and was designated to return in late November. It's unclear the role the Lions have in mind, but he was serving in a reserve role when the injury was sustained.

November 27, 2017 04:56 PM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Designated to return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions designated Dahl (lower leg) to return from injured reserve Monday.

Dahl will resume practicing Monday, initiating a 21-day window in which the Lions can evaluate the offensive lineman before deciding to add him to the 53-man roster or keep him on injured reserve the rest of the season. The 24-year-old hasn't played since Week 2 due to the lower-leg injury.

September 26, 2017 11:36 AM
Lions' Joe Dahl: Shuffles to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions placed Dahl (lower leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports.

Dahl had been in contention for the starting gig at left tackle entering the spring when Taylor Decker suffered a torn labrum, but he was ultimately relegated to a reserve role to open the season after the Lions acquired 2014 first-round pick Greg Robinson to fill the void. The Lions had used Dahl on special teams in their Week 2 win over the Giants, but he suffered a lower-leg injury that kept him inactive for the team's loss to the Falcons on Sunday. It appears that Dahl wasn't on track to return from the injury anytime soon, so the Lions elected to move him to IR and open up a roster spot for fellow lineman Tim Lelito.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/310
Birthdate:
04/09/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
Spokane Valley, WA
School:
Washington State
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: