NFL reinstates Lions DE Jashon Cornell from his suspension

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Jashon Cornell is back and eligible to be with the Detroit Lions this week. The second-year defensive end is no longer under suspension by the NFL.

Cornell was lifted off the suspended list by the league on Monday, a day after the Lions lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3. He was serving a three-game suspension for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

The league granted the Lions a special exemption until Thursday before activating Cornell. That move will require another move to the 53-man active roster. Detroit does not have to use that full time allowance, however.

Cornell missed his entire rookie season in 2020 after tearing his Achilles early in training camp. The 2020 seventh-round pick from Ohio State showed some ability to pressure the passer in both training camp and preseason this summer.