Here is what Campbell had to say about Jeff Okudah, Jerry Jacobs, Jameson Williams, Taylor Decker, and Romeo Okwara.
Jeff Okudah – Okudah has been at practice doing individual work and he continues to progress following his Achilles injury
Jerry Jacobs – doing well
Jameson Williams – Campbell laughed as he said Williams is “a week better” as he continues to rehab a torn ACL
Taylor Decker – Dan Campbell said that Decker will not practice as the Detroit Lions are “being smart” with him
Romeo Okwara – Progressing
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 26, 2022
Dan Campbell takes the podium at Allen Park on day 3 of OTAs and updates on injuries, no new news:
-Okudah, out doing individual work, is progressing
-Jacobs, is doing well
-Jameson, "he's a week better" (w/ a laugh)
-Decker, being smart with him, no practice
— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) May 26, 2022
Detroit Lions success in 2022 may rely on health
When you look at the Detroit Lions roster now compared to last season, there are certainly some improvements but there is no question that Brad Holmes still has some work to do.
Though they did not add a ton of major pieces to the puzzle during free agency, players like Jeff Okudah and Romeo Okwara are returning from season-ending injuries, and if they have a chance to be part of the solution for the Lions.
That being said, if the Lions want to truly compete (and maybe even make a run at the NFL Playoffs), they are going to have to stay healthy.