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Lions re-sign Penei Sewell to $112 million deal

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A short time after announcing a long-term agreement with Amon-Ra St. Brown, the Detroit Lions have announced an agreement with star tackle Penei Sewell. He has received a four-year extension.

Sewell — one of the best young offensive linemen in the league — has agreed to terms on a $112 million deal. This contract includes $85 million in guaranteed contract.

Detroit Lions star offensive lineman Penei Sewell drops back to block during the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers
Penei Sewell drops back to block during the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

He is now under contract with the Lions through the 2029 season. There will be $28 million in new money added to his contract.

He is now the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league after agreeing to this deal. Previously, Houston Texans offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil was the highest-paid offensive lineman at $25 million.

Sewell was drafted by the Lions with the 7th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Since then, he has started every game except for one, which came in Week 18 of the 2021 season.

Now, with St. Brown and Sewell under contract, the Lions brass will turn their attention to Jared Goff. There has been speculation that the team hopes to re-sign him to a long-term deal.

In 2023, Sewell was part of the team that helped the Lions go 12-5 in the regular season. The Lions made the playoffs and won their Division.

Ultimately, the Lions were defeated in the Conference Finals. They were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers.

Sewell and his offensive lineman helped Goff pass for 4,575 yards. They also helped David Montgomery rush for 1,015 yards on the season.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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