The Detroit Lions benched starting edge rusher and defensive captain Charles Harris ahead of their game against
the Baltimore Ravens owing to his sluggish start to the season. This choice has a number of ramifications for the squad,
particularly given their early-season injuries and fluctuating defensive plans.
Harris started the season slowly, registering only 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits in 227 defensive snaps
This poor performance prompted questions about his position on the depth chart, eventually leading to his benching.
The Lions made this move ahead of their October 22 game against the Ravens, ostensibly to improve their defensive performance.
With Harris's demotion, the second-year edge rusher will face increased pressure.