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July 29, 2021 04:48 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Opens training camp with starters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

"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.

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Makes second-year leap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 26, 2020 11:20 AM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Good to go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 9, 2020 02:00 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Activated by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 1, 2020 12:44 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 10, 2020 04:24 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Strong finish to rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 27, 2019 04:44 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Slated to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 6, 2019 07:12 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Ditches injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 3, 2019 02:36 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Unable to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 2, 2019 04:36 AM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 25, 2019 07:52 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Out against Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oruwariye (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Oruwariye, a rookie fifth-round pick, will sit out for the sixth time in seven games. Once he's ready to go, Oruwariye is expected to contribute strictly on special teams.

October 18, 2019 08:36 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oruwariye (knee) has been ruled out for the Lions' Week 7 game against Vikings.

The absence will mark Oruwariye's second straight due to a knee injury. He was again a non-participant at practice and remains week-to-week going forward. The depth corner's absence does not figure to have an impact on the Lions' defense.

October 13, 2019 01:32 AM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oruwariye (knee) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's contest against the Packers.

Oruwariye failed to practice all week, so this designation shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The rookie cornerback has mainly been a special teams factor throughout the first five games of the 2019 campaign.

September 4, 2019 05:32 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Loses injury tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oruwariye (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

The rookie out of Penn State left the preseason finale with an ankle injury and didn't return. It was a quick recovery, though, and Oruwariye will be good to go Sunday versus the Cardinals. He and Justin Coleman could both see an increased role in the defense if Rashaan Melvin (ankle) can't play.

August 29, 2019 11:40 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Suffers potential ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oruwariye went to the locker room during Thursday's preseason game against the Browns with an apparent ankle injury, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Oruwariye was expected to make the 53-man roster, but if his injury is significant, the Lions may need to add another corner in his place. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.

August 25, 2019 11:48 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Four tackles in preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oruwariye produced four tackles and one pass breakup during Friday's preseason game against Buffalo.

Oruwariye is considered a lock to make the roster and he could be in line for a significant role as a rotational player in the Lions' secondary this season.

April 27, 2019 03:04 PM
Lions' Amani Oruwariye: Drafted by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Oruwariye in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 146th overall.

Oruwariye parlayed an impressive junior season at Penn State in 2017 into a first-team all-conference campaign as a senior in 2018. The lanky 6-foot-2 corner seemingly lacks elite speed after recording a 4.47 40 at the combine, but he nonetheless has the size and physicality to excel at the next level in the right system. In Detroit, Oruwariye has a chance to compete for a significant role within a cornerback depth chart that is hardly set in stone beneath Darius Slay.

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Sun 09/13vs CHIL 23-2740400000
Sun 09/20@ GBL 21-4230300000
Sun 09/27@ ARIW 26-2320200200
Sun 10/04vs NOL 29-3520200100
Sun 10/25@ ATLW 23-2231400000
Sun 11/01vs INDL 21-4130300000
Sun 11/08@ MINL 20-3400000000
Sun 11/15vs WASW 30-2731400000
Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-2032501100
Thu 11/26vs HOUL 25-4111200000
Sun 12/06@ CHIW 34-3050500000
Sun 12/13vs GBL 24-3141500100
Sun 12/20@ TENL 25-4650500000
Sat 12/26vs TBL 7-4722400000
Sun 01/03vs MINL 35-3730300000
Career Defensive Stats
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Penn State
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