NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 16 2.0 0 0 0

Top Josh Paschal News

  • Lions' Josh Paschal: Two sacks during rookie season

    Paschal recorded 16 tackles and two sacks over 10 games in 2022.

    While a sports hernia injury delayed the debut of the second-round rookie out of Kentucky, Paschal handled over 81 percent of the defensive snaps in each of his first three career games only to suffer a knee injury in Week 10. After returning in Week 13 -- one week after James Houston burst onto the scene -- Paschal topped 28 percent of the defensive snaps only once, though he did flash his upside during with a two-sack performance in Week 16 against the Panthers. It's not clear how the edge rotation will look in 2023, but Paschal figures to be a key piece of an improving Detroit defensive front one way or the other.

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  • Lions' Josh Paschal: Slated to play Sunday

    Paschal (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Paschal missed the last two games due to a knee injury and was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday this week. However, he practiced fully Friday and will be able to return to action against Jacksonville.

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  • Lions' Josh Paschal: Not playing Thanksgiving

    Paschal (knee) is listed as out for Thursday's game versus Buffalo.

    Paschal will miss his second consecutive game while dealing with a knee injury he presumably sustained in Week 10 at Chicago. With Charles Harris (groin) also out in Week 12, Austin Bryant should be in line to start opposite Aidan Hutchinson on Detroit's front four Thursday.

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  • Lions' Josh Paschal: Won't play Sunday

    Paschal (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Giants, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Paschal was unable to practice at all during Week 11 prep due to a knee injury he presumably picked up in Week 10. Charles Harris (groin) is also out, so John Cominsky and Julian Okwara are candidates for increased roles opposite Aidan Hutchinson along Detroit's defensive line.

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  • Lions' Josh Paschal: Ready for debut

    Paschal (sports hernia) was activated from the PUP list Saturday.

    Paschal started the season on the PUP list after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia during the offseason. The rookie should make his NFL debut Sunday against the Cowboys.

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  • Lions' Josh Paschal: Designated to return from PUP list

    Paschal (sports hernia) was designated to return from injured reserve and practiced Wednesday.

    Paschal missed the first four games of his rookie campaign after suffering a sports hernia during the offseason, but the 2022 second-round pick returned to practice as soon as he was eligible, which is an encouraging sign for his availability. He'll have 21 days to be added to the active roster, but if he isn't, he'll revert back to the PUP list for the remainder of the campaign.

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  • Lions' Joshua Paschal: Moves to reserve/PUP list

    The Lions placed Paschal (sports hernia) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday.

    Detroit's 2022 second-rounder is now forced to miss the team's first four games of the regular season as he recovers from offseason sports hernia surgery. As a senior in college, Paschal earned First-team All-SEC honors for Kentucky, totaling 53 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. He'll have to wait until at least Week 5 against the Patriots to make his NFL debut, which appears up in the air, given Paschal hasn't taken the field since the Lions hosted rookie minicamp back in May.

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  • Lions' Joshua Paschal: Uncertain for Week 1

    Paschal (sports hernia) likely won't be ready for the start of the regular season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Paschal underwent sports hernia surgery this spring to address an injury that kept him from playing in Kentucky's bowl game last year. If he is not activated from the preseason PUP list ahead of Week 1, the second-round rookie will presumably miss at least the first four games of 2022 on the regular-season PUP list.

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  • Lions' Joshua Paschal: Underwent sports hernia surgery

    Head coach Dan Campbell revealed Wednesday that Paschal underwent sports hernia surgery this offseason and there is no timetable for the rookie to be removed from the PUP list, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    It is not clear when Paschal underwent surgery, but the second-round draft pick participated in rookie minicamp in May and was a nonparticipant in practices open to the media since then. With Romeo Okwara (Achilles) also on the mend, Paschal's continued absence opens the door for Austin Bryant to see first-team snaps behind Charles Harris and Aidan Hutchinson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 274 lbs
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Age: 23
School: Kentucky
Experience: R