The Lions gained their first recreation of the season on Sunday, taking down the Commanders 36–27.
Not solely was the locker room hype after the win, however the Lions additionally celebrated their offensive deal with Dan Skipper on his first NFL begin.
Skipper went undrafted in 2017, and has since joined six completely different NFL groups. Nonetheless, he had by no means made a 53-man roster till this 12 months in Detroit.
“Hey, Skip, good freaking job,” coach Dan Campbell yelled.
This was adopted by “Skip” chants from the remainder of the Lions locker room.
The 27-year-old was delivered to tears.
On prime of Sunday being Skipper’s first NFL begin, it was additionally the primary time he performed left guard in his profession. This transformation was because of varied accidents on the Lions roster with guards and facilities.
After the sport, Skipper opened up about what the day meant to him.
“It simply actually comes full circle,” Skipper stated, via Pride of Detroit. “It’s exhausting to elucidate. I don’t know. It’s form of the primary — it form of makes all the pieces all price it. All of the chaos and the trials. Having [my family] right here and enjoying, it’s simply kinda the cherry on prime.”
Skipper stays on the roster because the backup left deal with, but when accidents proceed to plague the offensive line, the 27-year-old might see extra motion on the sphere quickly.
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