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Jahmyr Gibbs to miss Day 2 of Lions rookie minicamp due to injury

Jahmyr Gibbs tackled on the sidelines against Ole Miss
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He took the field for the Detroit Lions for Friday’s practice, but Jahmyr Gibbs will miss Saturday’s rookie minicamp session.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Gibbs suffered a minor tweaked ankle in Friday’s practice. The coaching staff does not see it as anything serious, but they want to be careful with him. Gibbs was the Lions’ first selection of the NFL Draft at No. 12 overall.

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He transferred to the University of Alabama in 2022 after his time at Georgia Tech. Gibbs totaled 926 rushing yards, 444 receiving yards, 258 kick return yards, and ten touchdowns for the Crimson Tide. His explosiveness, speed, and versatility propelled the Tide to 11 wins in 2022, including a 45-20 victory over Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Gibbs’ rookie contract for the Lions is estimated at $17.8 million for four years.

He has a fully guaranteed fifth-year option and a $9.9 million signing bonus.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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