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Lions’ first-round pick Penei Sewell positive for COVID-19

First-round draft pick Penei Sewell will miss the Detroit Lions’ rookie minicamp this weekend after the offensive lineman said he tested positive for COVID-19.

The 6-foot-6, 330-pound tackle from Oregon, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, announced the news Wednesday on Twitter.

“Found out this past weekend I tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “Really wish I was heading to my new home today and able to be at mini-camp with my new teammates and coaches. Look forward to getting out to the D as soon as I’m cleared!”

Sewell, 20, was a two-year starter for the Ducks (2018-19) and allowed just one sack in 1,376 snaps over 20 games.

The 2019 Outland Trophy winner opted out of the 2020 season, citing health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

–Field Level Media

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