Once a Lion, always a Lion isn't really a saying, but with former Penn State cornerback Amani Oruwariye, it applies. On Wednesday, Oruwariye tweeted out that he has officially signed his rookie contract with the Detroit Lions.
— Amani Oruwariye (@AmaniO) May 9, 2019
Oruwariye was selected in the fifth round by the Lions and had slipped based on early draft projections. According to Spotrac.com, his four-year deal is worth $2.8M with $322k guaranteed.
Shareef Miller and Miles Sanders also inked their rookie deals with Philadelphia, along with the Eagles top pick Andre Dillard, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and QB Clayton Thorson.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 9, 2019
As a fourth round pick, Miller's four-year contract is potentially worth $3M with $486k guaranteed. Sanders, who was the second running back drafted, will earn significantly more as a the 53rd-overall pick. His four-year rookie deal is valued at $5.3M with $2.6M guaranteed.
With Trace McSorley already signed, only former Lions Connor McGovern (Dallas) and Nick Scott (LA Rams) have yet to ink their rookie deals.