Shareef Miller, Amani Oruwariye, and Miles Sanders Sign Rookie Deals

By John Morgan on May 10, 2019 at 11:15 am
Former Penn State Cornerback Amani Oruwariye
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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.

Oruwariye was selected in the fifth round by the Lions and had slipped based on early draft projections. According to, 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.

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.