Lions Place DE Julian Okwara On IR, Sign Seven

The Detroit Lions announced they’ve placed DE Julian Okwara on injured reserve. 

Detroit filled the open roster spot by bringing back RB Craig Reynolds. The Lions also signed six players to the practice squad, including: 

  1. QB David Blough
  2. DL Quinton Bohanna
  3. WR Daurice Fountain
  4. DE Raymond Johnson
  5. RB Zonovan Knight
  6. G Michael Niese

Okwara, 25, was a two-year starter at Notre Dame before the Lions selected him with the No. 67 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

He is in the final year of a four-year $4,926,810 rookie contract, which included a $1,143,136 signing bonus.

In 2022, Okwara appeared in 10 games for the Lions and recorded 17 total tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. 

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