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Analyst: Lions’ signing of John Cominsky was ‘popular as ever’ in waivers

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The Detroit Lions signed defenseman John Cominsky from waivers, and they had plenty of competition to do so. Ultimately, however, the team’s high relinquishment priority helped them.

Cominsky was released by the Atlanta Falcons a few weeks ago and much of the league took notice as soon as he was on the list. According to an NFL analyst, Cominsky was hugely popular before he landed in Detroit.

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ESPN’s Field Yates spoke about the interest in Cominsky before he signed with the Lions and it’s clear the player was highly sought after on the open market with as many as eight teams keen to claim him. However, the Lions took precedence due to their 2021 graduation.

“New Lions DL John Cominsky was as popular a player as I can ever recall waivers. 8 teams attempted to claim him, per source: the Lions, Commanders, Colts, Browns, Texans, Cardinals, Vikings and Bengals. Detroit was a top priority and landed the former Falcon,” Yates said tweeted.

Obviously, this shows how popular Cominsky was before landing with the lions in the market. It could prove that the team was able to make a big difference to their defense with the landing of the tough defender.

Up until this point, Cominsky hadn’t had much time to make a name for himself in the league. The defenseman was a fourth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons of Charleston in 2019. He was Charleston’s first player to be drafted since 1943. Cominsky has been in the Atlanta roster since, but hasn’t put up big numbers. So far in the league, Cominsky has amassed 41 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 passes defended and 1 fumble recovery. Despite the limited number, the tape features a player who is always close to the football and capable of being aggressive on the field

In college, Cominsky put up 67 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles on the field in his senior year. He’s been shown to be prolific when rushing the passer, so he can be counted on to do that sort of thing in the NFL.

Although Atlanta gave him up, the Lions will now get a chance to unleash his talent and see what he can do on the field.

It’s no surprise to see that many teams were interested in bringing Cominsky on the team. The defender has emerged as one of the tougher players in the league which has a huge impact on the right kind of football character. The Lions want to build their dressing room with this in mind, so the team quickly made the move to snag it. At this point in the off-season, it’s difficult to find good defenders who are young and have a good chance. This is what Cominsky offers at this remarkable time for teams. All teams listed are looking for additional depth in the defensive line.

Detroit’s poor 2021 result and high selection priority is probably the only reason the team ended up at Cominsky. Without that, the player would likely have been too popular on the waiver wire for the team.

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