The Detroit Lions first-round pick will not be at rookie mini-camp to begin the offseason program.
Penei Sewell announced Wednesday he tested positive for COVID-19 this past weekend and will miss the beginning of rookie mini-camp via his Twitter account. He plans to participate in team activities once medically cleared.
The Lions selected Sewell seventh overall during the 2021 NFL Draft, making him the first non-skill position player taken off of the board.
Detroit's rookie mini-camp is scheduled for May 14-16.
Sewell should be cleared to play in the mandatory mini-camp from June 8-10.
The 2019 Outland Trophy Winner is the likely starting left tackle for the Lions this upcoming NFL season. He will make his NFL regular-season debut against Nick Bosa and the San Francisco 49ers.