Lions first-round pick Penei Sewell to miss rookie minicamp after testing positive for COVID-19

Detroit Lions first-round pick Penei Sewell won't be at rookie minicamp this weekend.

The offensive tackle announced Wednesday that he recently tested positive for COVID-19.

With recovery and quarantine time, Sewell will miss Detroit's rookie minicamp, which begins Friday.

The No. 7 overall pick is expected to start at right tackle on the Lions offensive line, the strength of a rebuilding roster. After sitting out the 2020 college season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sewell's rookie NFL season has suffered a delayed start due to the virus.

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