John Cominsky: I want to be back with Detroit

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Defensive lineman John Cominsky was cut by the Falcons during the offseason program last year.

But then he found a home with the Lions, who claimed him off waivers. And in the second half of the season, he went from rotational player to starter for a team that nearly made the postseason.

After completing his rookie deal, Cominsky is set to become an unrestricted free agent. He would like to be back with Detroit but will have the opportunity to hit the open market.

“I think they want me there,” Cominsky told Zac Jackson of “I want to be there. We’ll see how it all works out.”

Cominsky noted that part of why he wants to be back with Detroit is because he loves the energy within the franchise.

“I love playing for Dan Campbell,” Cominsky said. “You’re not just head butting another player before the game in Detroit. The coaches are in on that, too.”

In 14 games with eight starts, Cominsky recorded 4.0 sacks with five tackles for loss and 12 quarterback hits. He also had three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

The defensive lineman essentially said he thinks he’ll be a part of the second wave of free agency, signing after a few days.

“There’s a business side to this,” he said. “Maybe another team will bring some numbers and the Lions will have to see what they want to do. I hope it works out there, but I really don’t know.”

A fourth-round pick in 2019, Cominsky appeared in 27 games with one start for Atlanta before he was waived last May.

3 responses to “John Cominsky: I want to be back with Detroit

  1. I’m not a Detroit fan, but can’t help but pull for them. After watching Hard Knocks it’s difficult not to root for Campbell….seems like a good guy whose players will go through walls for him!

  2. I am hoping the Lions reward him for his fine play and bring him back. I don’t think he will command a boatload of money from the league. He played really well when given the opportunity. He has the Lions new attitude and is a benefit to the gritty culture.

  3. Last year, several teams put in a claim for Commish, but he was awarded to the Lions based on their prioritization. After the year he had, I don’t think it’s crazy that someone may come in with a strong offer that will make it harder for the Lions to match. Maybe that respect for Campbell can generate a little discount, if it comes to that.

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