Hand recorded one sack during Sunday's 34-22 loss to Chicago.
With the Bears pinned deep in their own territory, Hand managed to get his hands on the elusive Mitchell Trubisky and he almost logged the first safety of his young career as a result. However, the 2018 fourth-rounder "only" walked away with the third sack of his inaugural campaign -- which is tied for fifth among all rookies and second among rookie defensive linemen. The Alabama product will look to continue his impressive play in Week 11 when the Lions play host to a strong Panthers unit.
Hand (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Packers.
With Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) inactive, Hand is expected to log a workload similar to his Week 4 workload when he played 48 defensive snaps, and made three solo tackles and forced a fumble.
Hand (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Hand logged 48 defensive snaps in Week 4 against the Cowboys and made three solo tackles and one sack. With Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) already listed as out, Hand should see another large workload if he suits up. He'll have a tough matchup against Packers' left tackle David Bakhtiari.
Hand started at defensive end during Friday's preseason game against the Giants and recorded one tackle over 25 snaps.
Hand, a fourth-round pick in April's draft, has been a pleasant surprise for Detroit this summer and looks to be square in the mix for the starting defensive end role opposite Ziggy Ansah. His primary competition, Anthony Zettel and Kerry Hyder, are not to be forgotten at this juncture, though, and it remains to be seen if Hand will stick with the first-team defense in the Lions' third preseason game next Friday against the Buccaneers.
Hand did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a leg injury incurred Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Lions spent a fourth-round selection on Hand in the 2018 NFL Draft, eyeing the raw talent Hand possessed as one of the top prospects coming out of high school in 2015. He never lived up to the billing at Alabama and his injury doesn't position him all that well early in camp, but Hand will certainly attempt to return to the mix soon. The Lions possess some decent pass-rushing options at the defensive end spot already, so Hand will need to utilize training camp as a proving ground to guarantee his spot on the 53-man roster.
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