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Julian Okwara

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25 yrs


6'4'' / 239 lbs


Notre Dame


Signs with Eagles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-14

The Eagles signed Okwara to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Okwara will head to Philadelphia after getting waived by the Lions last month. The 26-year-old will now look to compete for a depth spot along the team's defensive line.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

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2021 24 DET 13 1 86 307th361918644%21950011
2022 25 DET 10 2 34 569th219710363%00320000

Let go by Detroit

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-18

Okwara was waived by the Lions on Thursday.

Okwara was let go in order to make room on the active roster for James Houston (ankle), who was activated off injured reserve in a corresponding move. Okwara will now look to catch on with another team after compiling just seven tackles (six solo), including two sacks, through nine games played this season.

Ready for season debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-08

Okwara (knee) is active Sunday against the Panthers.

Okwara started the season on IR after suffering an injury during the team's final preseason game. After missing the mandatory four games, the Notre Dame product is ready to return to action and make his first appearance of the season. He should be a regular part of the Lions' rotation on the defensive line against Carolina.

Activated Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-07

Okwara (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

Okwara suffered a knee injury during Detroit's preseason finale, but it seems as if he's since had time to move past the issue. Over the past three seasons, the 25-year-old defensive end has recorded 29 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss and seven sacks for the Lions' defense.

Designated to return from IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Okwara (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve by the Lions on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Okwara will now have a 21-day window to return to practice and ultimately be added to the active roster. If he's unable to do so, the defensive end will revert to IR for the remainder of the 2023 campaign. Okwara has been unavailable since Aug. 31 following a knee injury.

Headed to IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-31

The Lions placed Okwara (knee) on injured reserve Thursday, Colton Pouncy of The Athletic reports.

Okwara sustained a knee injury in the Lions' preseason finale against the Panthers on Saturday. The 2020 third-round pick out of Notre Dame will be forced to sit out the first four games of the season.

Recovered from injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-13

Okwara was active during OTAs earlier this month for the Lions.

Okwara finished his 2022 campaign on IR after suffering an elbow injury in a Thanksgiving Day loss to the Bills. His participation at OTAs would suggest a clean bill of health, which has not been entirely common for the 25-year-old. A third-round selection in the 2020 Draft, Okwara hasn't played in more than 13 games in a single season but he has been a regular part of Detroit's defensive line rotation when able to suit up.

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