Former Duck Penei Sewell announces he tested positive for COVID-19


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.

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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.