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