Lions top pick Penei Sewell says he tested positive for COVID-19, will miss rookie minicamp

Penei Sewell
Posted at 4:15 PM, May 12, 2021

(WXYZ) -- Detroit Lions first round draft pick Penei Sewell announced on social media Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and would be missing the team's rookie minicamp.

"Really wish I was heading to my new home today and able to be at mini-camp with my new teammates and coaches," Sewell wrote. "Look forward to getting out to the D as soon as I’m cleared!"

Detroit's rookie minicamp is scheduled for May 14-16.