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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 15 0.0 1 0 0
Post Season 6 0.0 0 1 0

Top Malcolm Rodriguez News

  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Large role reduction in 2023

    Rodriguez recorded 22 tackles and one forced fumble over 17 regular-season games in 2023.

    After logging 584 defensive snaps during his rookie year, Rodriguez was given just 115 of them in 2023 thanks to Derrick Barnes seeing an expanded role alongside Alex Anzalone, with first-round pick Jack Campbell joining the fold as well. Given that each of the three starting linebackers are under contract in 2024, Rodriguez does not have a clear path to a bigger role in the near term, let alone come anywhere close to the 87 tackles he registered in 2022.

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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Good to go

    Rodriguez (ankle) is active for Monday's game against the Raiders.

    Rodriguez injured his ankle in last week's loss to the Ravens and subsequently landed a questionable designation for Monday's game. Barring any setbacks, he looks ready to take on his usual workload.

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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Questionable to return

    Rodriguez (ankle) exited Sunday's game against the Ravens and is listed as questionable.

    The second-year linebacker did not record a tackle before exiting. Rodriguez has seven tackles in seven games this season.

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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Defensive role dwindling

    Rodriguez did not log a defensive snap during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

    Rodriguez logged about a quarter of the defensive snaps over the first three games of the season, but the former Hard Knocks star has seen his role dwindle as first-round rookie Jack Campbell has seen his role expand. With Alex Anzalone and Derrick Barnes handling every other snap at linebacker, Rodriguez will likely see most of his work come on special teams for the foreseeable future.

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  • Lions' Malcolm Rodriguez: Back on the field

    Rodriguez (undisclosed) has worked with the second-team defense during the majority of training camp practices this week, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Press reports.

    Rodriguez was dealing with an undisclosed injury earlier in spring and summer but he's since moved past the issue. The Oklahoma State product started 15 games for the Lions last year but now seems to be competing with Alex Anzalone and Derrick Barnes for the second starting linebacker spot alongside 2023 first-round pick Jack Campbell. As a rookie, Rodriguez tallied 87 tackles, including eight for loss, and one forced fumble.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Tahlequah, OK
Age: 25
School: Oklahoma State
Experience: 3