Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced now that they have signed DE Romeo Okwara to a two-yr deal extension. Extra deal terms were not disclosed.
Okwara appeared in 15 game titles with 14 commences for the Lions in 2018, foremost the crew with a job-large 7.5 sacks. He also manufactured job-highs in tackles (39), quarterback hits (14) tackles for reduction (eight) and forced fumbles (one particular) on the year.
Okwara at first entered the NFL with the New York Giants in 2016 as an undrafted cost-free agent out of Notre Dame. He appeared in 22 game titles (four commences) with the Giants more than the 2016-17 seasons, totaling 24 tackles, 7 quarterback hits, two tackles for reduction and 1. sack. He also included 1. sack in his playoff debut at Inexperienced Bay on Jan. 8, 2017.