Detroit Lions Re-Sign DE Romeo Okwara

Detroit Lions Re-Sign DE Romeo Okwara
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 06: Romeo Okwara #95 of the Detroit Lions celebrates after forcing a fumble against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field on December 06, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The first order of business for the Detroit Lions is complete. Pass rusher Romeo Okwara is returning to the Lions on a three-year/$39 million deal, averaging $13 million per year.

Okwara had a career year in 2020, registering 10 sacks in all of his 16 games. He also recorded 44 tackles along with 18 quarterback hits and three forced fumbles.

Okwara will remain in Detroit alongside his brother, Julian Okwara. Obviously, Romeo Okwara wants to keep Detroit as his home.

Romeo Okwara was a bright spot on an inconsistent Lions’ defense in 2020.

The Lions would be foolish not to keep someone entering their prime in Okwara. There is no way they could’ve lost a key contributor and building block.

The talented duo of the Okwara brothers will hopefully be in Detroit for years to come. But in all seriousness, the Lions have bigger fish to fry.

Kenny Golladay has been a big factor in the Detroit Lions’ offense for the past several years. The team declined to franchise tag him and now he stands on the open market.

In other words, Detroit will continue to rebuild their linebacker core and secondary, two positions that struggled heavily on the defense last season.

But, the Lions signed Okwara for the right price.

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