Lions Injury News: Joshua Paschal Will PLAY vs. Cowboys + John Cominsky, D’Andre Swift, & St. Brown
The Detroit Lions have been decimated by injuries this season. However, after the bye week, the Lions are getting help from players returning from injuries.
Rookie edge rusher Joshua Paschal will make his NFL debut Sunday versus the Dallas Cowboys. Paschal is a player known for stuffing the run in college. Will he be able to help clog the middle of the field with stout run defense? We will find out Sunday.
The Lions are returning defensive lineman John Cominsky, back from wrist surgery. The Lions’ defensive line was competent in pass-rushing downs when he was active this season. When he was out, the Lions’ pass rush suffered greatly. Cominsky returning is excellent news for defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn.
Finally, cornerback Jerry Jacobs could return to defense after injuring his Achilles last season. If Jacobs can go, he will start opposite cornerback Jeffrey Okudah.
Two key offensive players also return, running back D’Andre Swift and wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Arguably the best weapons on offense, the Lions should be able to move the football down the field with a strong run game with good play action to St. Brown.
MicroMike on Joshua Paschal (3:10)
“We drafted this guy for the defensive line to be able to, obviously, rush the passer. But primarily, he is really good at stopping the run, and the Detroit Lions is one of the worst teams in the NFL to stop the run.”
The injured have plagued the Lions’ season so far, but with players returning, this should be a big moral boost for the team heading into Week 7.