NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 11 0 0 0 0.0

Top AJ Parker News

  • AJ Parker: Let go by Detroit

    The Lions waived Parker (hip) Friday.

    Parker was held out of last Sunday's win over the Packers with a hip injury, though he did not appear on Detroit's Week 10 injury report before being let go Friday. The 24-year-old cornerback logged 103 defensive snaps over the Lions' previous three games, recording 11 tackles over that span. Parker was previously waived as part of Detroit's final roster cuts in late August before re-signing with the team Oct. 8, and he could re-sign to the team's practice squad if he's unable to secure a roster spot elsewhere.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Won't play Sunday

    Parker (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Parker will be sidelined for Week 9 due to a hip injury he picked up during the team's Week 8 loss to Miami. The second-year defensive back had seen a modest role over the past two games, but his absence shouldn't have a major impact on Detroit's secondary.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Questionable to return Sunday

    Parker (hip) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Dolphins, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    Parker sustained an apparent hip injury during Sunday's matchup against Miami and is considered questionable to return. The 24-year-old collected three tackles before his departure, but Will Harris, Jeff Okudah and Jerry Jacobs are slated to handle the bulk of the team's cornerback work for the remainder of the afternoon should Parker remain out.

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  • AJ Parker: Waived by Detroit

    The Lions waived Parker on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Parker signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent last offseason and made the team due to a litany of injuries in Detroit's secondary. He made the most of his opportunity by registering 50 tackles, seven pass defenses, one interception and one forced fumble across 13 appearances as a rookie. However, the undrafted cornerback now finds himself among a wave of cuts ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Highly successful rookie year

    Parker registered 50 tackles, seven pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble over 13 games in 2021.

    After the previous regime whiffed on expensive nickel cornerback Justin Coleman, Detroit's new-look front office did well to upgrade the position and save money in the process last offseason. The key was acquiring Parker, who not only earned a significant role as an undrafted free agent over Nickell Robey-Coleman and Corn Elder, but also made a number of big plays. Along with fellow undrafted gem Jerry Jacobs, the Kansas State product is one of two young, cheap building blocks in the secondary that could help Detroit get out of the NFC North cellar in the coming years.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Activated Saturday

    Parker (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    Parker was designated to return from IR on Thursday but apparently won't need anywhere close to the allotted three weeks to return. He'll be back in his depth role in the Lions' secondary Sunday against the Cardinals.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Returns to practice

    The Lions have designated Parker (ankle) for return from IR.

    Parker has missed the last three games while on IR, but he will now begin a 21-day window to resume practicing with the team. The Lions can add Parker to the active roster at any point in that span, making Sunday's game against the Cardinals his earliest possible chance to retake the field.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Placed on injured reserve

    Parker (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

    Parker had already been ruled out for Thursday after not being able to practice all week. The rookie corner has been a key contributor in the Lions' secondary and will be sorely missed while he recuperates from the injury. The Lions will now likely rely on Bobby Price and Mark Gilbert to cover the hole left by Parker.

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  • Lions' AJ Parker: Out for Thursday

    Parker (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Bears.

    Parker suffered the injury in the Lions' Week 11 loss to the Browns and hasn't been able to participate in practice all week. The 23-year-old Kansas State product has been a consistent contributor in the Lions' secondary this season, seeing his role grow week-to-week. Bobby Price and Mark Gilbert will now likely be pushed into greater opportunity in Week 12.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 185 lbs
Birthplace: Bartlesville, OK
Age: 25
School: Kansas State
Experience: 2