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NFC North Standings

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

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 6 0 0 0 0.0

Top Ifeatu Melifonwu News

  • Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu: Will suit up

    Melifonwu (hand) is active Sunday against the Bears.

    Melifonwu dealt with a hand injury throughout the week, but he was able to log back-to-back full practices Thursday and Friday and will now be good to take the field Sunday.

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  • Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu: Starting Sunday

    Melifonwu will start Sunday against the Falcons, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    The third-year pro is getting the nod with starting safeties Kerby Joseph (hip) and C.J. Gardner-Johnson (pectoral) out with injuries. Melifonwu, a 2021 third-round pick, started five games over his first two seasons and recorded 29 tackles.

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  • Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu: Showing well at safety

    Melifonwu stood out at safety during recent minicamp practices, John Maakaron of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Melifonwu, who began converting from cornerback to safety last season, will need to keep the momentum going into training camp in order to claim a significant role behind Tracy Walker, Kerby Joseph and 2023 second-round pick Brian Branch.

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  • Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu: Full go Wednesday

    Melifonwu (ankle) was listed as a full participant on the Lions' practice report Wednesday.

    Melifonwu has been sidelined for the past four games while dealing with an ankle injury, though he appears to have finally worked past this issue ahead of Sunday's game against the Giants. The second-year cornerback was also ruled out for each of the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury, leaving him available to play just 17 total snaps over two games in 2022.

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  • Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu: Sidelined again for Week 10

    Melifonwu (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.

    Melifonwu will now miss his fourth consecutive contest as a result of an ankle injury. He's logged just four defensive snaps thus far in 2022, so his absence isn't expected to alter Detroit's defensive game plan too much.

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  • Lions' Ifeatu Melifonwu: Remains out

    Melifonwu (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Melifonwu will miss a third consecutive game due to an ankle injury. His next chance to suit up will come in Week 10 against the Bears.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Age: 24
School: Syracuse
Experience: 3