Detroit Lions waive DE Anthony Zettel after claiming player off of waivers from Giants

With the 2018 NFL regular season ready to kickoff, the Detroit Lions made a surprising move on Wednesday. According to reports, the Lions have waived defensive end Anthony Zettel and have claimed defensive end Romeo Okwara off of waivers from the New York Giants.

Okwara, who attended Notre Dame, originally signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent prior to the 2016 season.

From 2016-2018, Okwara played in 22 games (4 starts), recording 10 tackles and a sack.

It was certainly a surprise to many fans that the Lions waived Anthony Zettel.

Since being selected by the Lions in the 6th Round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Zettel has shown his worth. In 29 career games (16 starts), he 41 tackles and 7.5 sacks. In 16 starts last season, the former Nittany Lion had 31 tackles and 6.5 sacks.


WATCH: Lions rookie Anthony Zettel roundhouse kicks water bottle

When the Detroit Lions selected DT Anthony Zettel in the 6th Round of the 2016 NFL Draft, not many people knew much about him other than that he had played for Penn State.

Immediately after the pick was announced, a couple of videos surfaced of Zettel showing off some of his skills. One video featured the DT tackling and knocking down a dead tree from the ground, while another showed him dancing to “Thriller.” Both of those videos have made their rounds amongst Lions fans, but neither compare to what you are about to see.

The latest footage to emerge from Zettel’s video vault comes from his days at Penn State when he decided to show of his martial arts skills.

Watch as Zettel roundhouse kicks a water bottle that a teammate is holding up for him in the Penn State locker room.

To watch the video, please click on the link below.


Written by Don Drysdale

I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!

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