John Cominsky found home with the Detroit Lions and clearly wants to stay

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John Cominsky found a home with the Detroit Lions this season, and he has quickly made it clear he wants to stick around as he prepares to hit free agency.

In early June, the Detroit Lions were one of eight teams who put in a waiver claim on defensive lineman John Cominsky and they got him based on their 3-13-1 record from 2021.

In the first two games of this season, Cominsky played 59 snaps and Pro Football Focus credited him with 10 quarterback pressures. But he suffered a thumb injury late in the Week 2 game against Washington, and subsequent surgery landed him on IR. He returned after missing the required month minimum, and played the rest of the season with a club on his hand. He was eased in for a couple games, then played at least 30 snaps in each of the final 10 games and at least a 70 percent snap share in eight of the last nine games.

Cominsky exemplified the “Grit” mentality the Lions want to abide by.

John Cominsky clearly wants to remain a Detroit Lion

Via Justin Rogers of The Detroit News, Cominsky talked about his season with the Lions on Monday. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent.

It’s perfect, it’s been everything,” Cominsky said. “All I needed was an opportunity, a full opportunity, an opportunity where I can start some games and be on the field for 40 or 50 plays because I feel that’s where I’m at my best. Before I was plugged in 10 or 20 plays and I’m not able to show my full potential. So this opportunity has been perfect.”

Cominsky told Kyle Meinke of MLive after the regular season finale that he already told Lions’ coaches and players he wants to re-sign.

On Tuesday, Cominsky posted to his Instagram page to make it perfectly clear (if it wasn’t already) he wants to be back with the Lions.

Exit meeting 2021-22 season:

“Can I please get released?”

.Exit meeting 2022-2023 season:
“Can you please bring me back?”

Cominsky would be doing himself a disservice if he doesn’t test the market and try to get the best contract he can possibly get in free agency. But it’s absolutely clear he wants to be back with the Lions, and if the money/years of any other offers are comparable to what the Lions put on the table he will choose to stay.

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