Kennard recorded one sack and recovered a fumble across 78 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Packers.
Kennard's five sacks rank as the fifth-highest figure in the NFL. The linebacker continues to see a high volume of defensive reps, making him an intriguing IDP option at linebacker once the Lions return from their bye week.
Kennard recorded four tackles (three solo) and two sacks across 64 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
Kennard continues to impress amongst an otherwise dismal Detroit defense, as the former-Giant has now logged three sacks on the season. He played in 100 percent of the defensive snaps and will likely continue to see a heavy workload as long as the high production comes with it.
Kennard posted six total tackles (four solo) and a sack in Monday's loss to the Jets.
While the Lions defense as a whole struggled to start the 2018 season, Kennard was very impressive in his Detroit debut after four season with the Giants. Kennard had a late start to training camp after being placed on the NFI for nearly a week, but the linebacker avoided a slow start to the season and played all but two of the Lions' defensive snaps Monday.
Kennard signed a three-year pact with the Lions in March after recording between 41 and 61 tackles during each of his first four years in the league with the Giants. He's expected to fill the starting left outside linebacker spot for the Lions in 2018 and can now get to work following a delayed start to camp.
Kennard (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Kennard was available for most of spring workouts without mention of any injury. The reasoning for his placement on the NFI list thus isn't clear, though persons familiar with his situation indicated that the linebacker will be ready to go prior to the start of the regular season. In Kennard's absence, Christian Jones and Jonathan Freeny figure to get extended reps with the first-team defense.
|7||10/21/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|2014||New York Giants||12||43||35.0||8||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||New York Giants||9||58||37.0||21||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2016||New York Giants||16||61||40.0||21||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||New York Giants||15||41||24.0||17||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||New York Giants||12||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New York Giants||15||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|