D.J. Reader

DJ Reader

#98 DL

Status

QUESTIONABLE - Quadriceps - Not Specified Expected Return: 2024-08-01

Latest DJ Reader news

Could miss start of training camp

Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters Thursday that Reader (quadriceps) may not be ready for the start of training camp, per NFL.com. Reader inked a two-year deal with the Lions' back in March, but he has yet to take the field as he continues to recover from a quadriceps issue that he sustained late last year. Injuries have been a concern for the 29-year-old as of late, causing him to miss 10 total games over the last two seasons. Once Reader returns to full health, he's expected to remain one of the league's best run-stoppers in 2024.

Defensive

Year Team GP SOLO AST TOTAL SACK SACK_YDS INT DEF
2023 CIN 14 20 14 34 1 9 0 1
2022 CIN 10 18 9 27 0 0 0 4
2021 CIN 14 19 21 40 1 8 0 0
2020 CIN 5 8 11 19 0 0 0 2
D.J. Reader

D.J. Reader Career Stats

Career Stats

SK
TK
AST
INT
TFL
11
173
146
0
0

Defensive

Year Team GP SOLO AST TOTAL SACK SACK_YDS INT DEF
2023 CIN 14 20 14 34 1 9 0 1
2022 CIN 10 18 9 27 0 0 0 4
2021 CIN 14 19 21 40 1 8 0 0
2020 CIN 5 8 11 19 0 0 0 2
2019 HOU 15 28 24 52 3 17 0 0
2018 HOU 16 23 10 33 2 10 0 0
2017 HOU 14 23 24 47 1 2 0 0
2016 HOU 16 7 15 22 1 8 0 1
D.J. Reader

D.J. Reader Game Log 2023

2023 Regular Season
defensive
Date
Opp
Result
SOLO
AST
TOTAL
SACK
SACK YDS
INT
DEF
TFL
12/10
W 34-14
1
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
12/4
W 34-31
1
5
6
0
0
0
0
0
11/26
L 10-16
2
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
11/16
L 20-34
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
11/12
L 27-30
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
11/5
W 24-18
2
1
3
0
0
0
0
1
10/29
W 31-17
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
10/15
W 17-13
2
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
10/8
W 34-20
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
10/1
L 3-27
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
9/25
W 19-16
2
0
2
1
9
0
0
1
9/17
L 24-27
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
9/10
L 3-24
2
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
D.J. Reader

D.J. Reader Player Profile

Birthdate 7/1/1994 (29)
Status Active
HT/WT 6'3", 335 lbs
Draft Info 2016: Rd 5; Pk (HOU)
Birthplace Greensboro, NC, USA
Position DL
College Clemson
Experience 9 seasons

Career History

Cincinnati Bengals 2020-2024 (4 seasons)
Houston Texans 2016-2020 (4 seasons)
D.J. Reader

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