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Watch: Jahmyr Gibbs returns to practice for Lions after minor ankle injury

Alabama RB Jahmyr Gibbs (#1) scores a long touchdown against Arkansas
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He missed Saturday’s practice because of a minor ankle injury, but Jahmyr Gibbs returned to work for the Detroit Lions in Sunday’s rookie minicamp.

In a clip from the Lions’ social media, Gibbs took a hand-off and started making moves as a running back.

He proved his explosiveness at Georgia Tech and Alabama. Gibbs was the most consistent receiver for the Crimson Tide, totaling a team-high 44 receptions. He recorded 444 yards receiving and three touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 199-pounder had 926 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He provided versatility on special teams also, posting 258 kickoff return yards. Gibbs helped Alabama to 11 wins in 2022, including a victory over Kansas State in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.

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Detroit took Gibbs at No. 12 overall in the NFL Draft. According to head coach Dan Campbell, he sees the Alvin Kamara comparison in Gibbs and views him as a marquee playmaker. It is going to be fun to see how electric he can become.

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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.

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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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