The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they’ve officially placed DE Romeo Okwara on injured reserve after he suffered a torn Achilles last week.
#Lions have placed Romeo Okwara on Reserve/Injured.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 5, 2021
Okwara, 26, originally signed on with the Giants as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame back in 2016. He was in the final year of a three-year, $1.62 million contract when the Giants waived him coming out of the preseason in 2018.
The Lions later claimed Okwara off of waivers and he finished out the year in Detroit. He later re-signed with the Lions on a two-year deal. Detroit then signed Okwara to a three-year, $39 million deal this past offseason.
In 2021, Okwara has appeared in four games for the Lions, recording six tackles and one sack.