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Top Amani Oruwariye News

  • 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 MLive.com 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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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Activated by Detroit

    Oruwariye has been activated from the Lions' reserve/COVID-19 list.

    The 24-year is now on track to rejoin the Lions' secondary, where he'll look to carve out a bigger role this season after logging 19 tackles and two picks in nine games with the team in 2019.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Oruwariye was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    The designation means Oruwariye either tested positive for COVID-19 or was in contact with someone who tested positive. The depth cornerback played only nine games in his rookie season, but he did record two interceptions throughout the final seven weeks of the 2019 regular season.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Strong finish to rookie season

    Oruwariye recorded 19 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions over nine games in 2019.

    Drafted in the fifth round out of Penn State, Oruwariye didn't see a single snap on defense until Week 11. However, when forced into an expanded role Week 12, the rookie didn't waste much time in recording his first career interception off Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins. While Rashaan Melvin's eventual return to health pushed Oruwariye back into a bit role for the last few weeks of the season, Oruwariye at least put a bow on his rookie season by picking off quarterback Aaron Rodgers on an errant deep pass in Week 17. With Melvin set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Oruwariye seems set up to compete for a starting job in 2020, and that could be an IDP-friendly role if opposing offenses continue to throw away from stud cornerback Darius Slay. After all, Melvin finished top five among cornerbacks in tackles this year despite missing three games.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Slated to start Thursday

    Oruwariye is expected to start at cornerback Thursday against the Bears with Rashaan Melvin (ribs) ruled out.

    Melvin missed Week 12's loss to the Redskins, and Oruwariye recorded a 76-percent snap share in his place. The rookie fifth-rounder turned heads, recording five solo tackles, two pass breakups and an interception.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Ditches injury

    Oruwariye (knee) practiced at full speed Wednesday.

    Oruwariye missed the last four games with this knee injury, but it appears he'll be ready to go Sunday against the Bears. The Lions' cornerback corps features plenty of experience, so the rookie fifth-round pick will stay in a special-teams role for now.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Unable to play Sunday

    Oruwariye (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

    Oruwariye will sit out his fourth straight game and the seventh of the season, as he's been plagued by this knee injury. Once he's healthy, he could remain scratched from the lineup, and he tops out as a special-teams asset.

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  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Officially questionable

    Oruwariye (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Raiders.

    Oruwariye was limited at practice all week and is looking like a true game-time decision. The rookie is primarily a special teams contributor and depth corner, so his potential absence does not figure to have a significant impact on the Lions' defense. Final word on Oruwariye's status will come closer to kickoff.

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Player Bio

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