The Lions also activated LB Devon Kennard from Active/Non-Football Injury and he’s expected to return to practice today.
Kennard, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the Giants back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,364,560 contract with the Giants and made a base salary of $1,797,000 for the 2017 season.
The Lions signed Kennard to a three-year, $18.75 million contract this past March.
In 2017, Kennard appeared in 15 games for the Giants and recorded 41 tackles, four sacks, a fumble recovery and two pass defenses.
Okonye, 22, wound up going undrafted out of Purdue back in May before signing a contract with the Lions. Unfortunately, Detroit cut him loose soon after.
During his four-year college career at Wake Forest and Purdue, Okonye recorded 121 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 13 pass defenses, a forced fumble and a recovery over the course of 40 games.