Report: Lions DT Joel Heath out for season with torn ACL

The Detroit News
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Defensive tackle Joel Heath suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a Lions workout this week and will miss the season, the NFL Network reported Wednesday.

Heath, a Michigan State product who signed with Detroit in February, was doing a bag drill during organized team activities when the injury occurred. 

Defensive tackle Joel Heath, shown here in 2019, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during a Lions workout this week and will miss the season, the NFL Network reported Wednesday.

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Heath was released by the Broncos before joining the Lions earlier this year. He chose not to play last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heath played for the Houston Texans from 2016-2019, appearing in 32 games with 34 tackles and three sacks.

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