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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 57 6 0 0 0.0

Top Amani Oruwariye News

  • Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Could land contract extension

    Oruwariye is a candidate for a contract extension in the near future, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    The 2019 fifth-round draft pick hasn't missed many games relative to 2020 No. 3 overall pick Jeff Okudah (Achilles) since both defensive backs entered the NFL. Oruwariye is also coming off a highly productive 2021 campaign (57 tackles, six interceptions) as Detroit's No. 1 cornerback despite having played behind one of the least imposing defensive fronts in the league. While it could take a while for both sides to come to an agreement after Denzel Ward reset the cornerback market this offseason, look for the Lions to extend Oruwariye before long. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old looks to be past his broken thumb, considering he has reportedly been working out at team headquarters this spring.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Fl
Age: 26
School: Penn St.
Experience: 4