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Top Amani Oruwariye News

  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Done for season

    Oruwariye (thumb) was placed on IR on Saturday.

    Oruwariye injured his thumb last Sunday against the Cardinals on the final drive of the game. It was reported Friday that he could need season-ending surgery. Either way, with three weeks left in the season and a minimum three week stay on IR, Oruwariye will be ineligible to return this season. The third-year pro will now set his sights on being ready for the 2022 campaign.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Could need season-ending surgery

    Oruwariye (thumb) won't play Sunday against Atlanta, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

    According to Lions coach Dan Campbell, Oruwariye injured the ligament and bone in his thumb on the final drive against the Cardinals last week. While the cornerback is still being evaluated, surgery appears to be a possibility. Oruwariye leads Detroit in defensive snaps this season, so his absence would be a big blow to the team's secondary. Either Will Harris or Ifeatu Melifonwu figures to take Oruwariye's starting left cornerback for Sunday's game and potentially beyond.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Unable to practice Wednesday

    Oruwariye (thumb) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice session.

    Oruwariye recorded his sixth interception of the season during Sunday's win over the Cardinals but is managing a thumb injury ahead of Week 16. He'll likely need to practice in some form if he hopes to play Sunday against Atlanta.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Sixth interception of season

    Oruwariye had five tackles (four solo), two pass deflections and one interception during Sunday's 30-12 win over the Cardinals.

    Oruwariye jumped a Kyler Murray pass intended for A.J. Green in the third quarter and returned it 50 yards to Arizona's six-yard line. On the ensuing play, Jared Goff found Jason Cabinda for a six-yard touchdown. Oruwariye continues to be a ball hawk, totaling 11 pass deflections and six interceptions across 14 appearances this season.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Picks off third pass

    Oruwariye recorded two tackles and one interception in Sunday's 34-11 loss to the Bengals.

    Oruwariye has been a fixture in the Lions' secondary through six games this season. He now has three interceptions on the campaign, each of which have come across his last four contests.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Cleared of hip injury

    Oruwariye (hip) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bengals, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Oruwariye progressed throughout the week, upgrading to full practice participation Friday after practicing on a limited basis Thursday and missing practice entirely Wednesday. He looked good enough Friday to shed his injury designation and should start at cornerback against the impressive Bengals receiving corps.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Limited for Wednesday's practice

    Oruwariye (hip) practiced in limited fashion Thursday.

    Oruwariye seemingly picked up the hip injury in Sunday's loss to the Vikings and was held out of Wednesday's practice. However, his return to practice bodes well for his availability in Week 6 against Cincinnati. Through five games this season, Oruwariye has logged 20 total tackles, three passes defended and two interceptions.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Sitting out Wednesday

    Oruwariye (hip) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Oruwariye recorded a season-high nine tackles during Sunday's loss to the Vikings while playing every defensive snap, but he apparently tweaked his hip at some point during the contest. The 25-year-old will likely need to practice in some form Thursday or Friday to have a chance of suiting up this weekend.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Posts season-high nine tackles

    Oruwariye registered nine tackles (six solo) during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

    Oruwariye has 19 tackles, two interceptions and two pass deflections across his last three contests. If the 25-year-old can maintain this type of production, he could become a consistent option in IDP leagues.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Second straight game with pick

    Oruwariye totaled six tackles (four solo), one pass deflection and one interception during Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Bears.

    Oruwariye has picked off a pass in back-to-back games and has matched his rookie season total in just four games. Despite his playmaking ability and his constant presence on the field, the 25-year-old's fantasy upside is limited due to his lack of tackles.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Records pick against Ravens

    Oruwariye recorded four tackles and an interception in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

    Oruwariye has not left the field with the Lions on defense this season and has been a key in its secondary. His interception of Lamar Jackson was his first pick of the season and fourth of his career. Despite his constant presence on the field, Oruwariye has managed only five tackles across three games to this point in the campaign.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: No action in preseason finale

    Oruwariye did not play in Detroit's preseason finale against the Colts.

    After securing the starting spot at cornerback opposite Jeff Okudah, Oruwariye was rested for the final exhibition game as Detroit evaluated its depth options.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Opens training camp with starters

    "Nobody is really pushing" Oruwariye for first-team reps at outside cornerback, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    While Oruwariye was an every-down player for Detroit in 10 of 16 games last season, this news is notable given Detroit's offseason addition of cornerback Quinton Dunbar. While there is plenty of time for the tide to change before the end of training camp, Oruwariye seems poised to continue on as a key cog in the Lions' secondary this fall.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Makes second-year leap

    Oruwariye recorded 53 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception over 16 games in 2020.

    After topping 75 percent of the defensive snaps in three games as a rookie, Oruwariye played a much bigger role in 2020 and saw 100 percent of the snaps in nine of 16 games. As his playing time increased, so did his production, and the physical second-year pro ultimately finished with the most tackles and pass breakups amongst Lions cornerbacks. Still under contract for cheap through 2022, there's no question Oruwariye will be back as a key cog for the Detroit defense ahead of the 2021 campaign.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Good to go Thursday

    Oruwariye (back) is not among the Lions' inactive players for Thursday's contest versus Houston.

    The cornerback developed a back issue that led to a limited practice Wednesday, but it's evidently not serious enough to keep him out of the Thanksgiving clash. Expect Oruwariye to again play a prominent role in the Detroit secondary; so far this season, he has registered 29 tackles (25 solo), one interception and six passes defensed in 10 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Fl
Age: 25
Class: Junior