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National writer predicts where Detroit Lions DE Romeo Okwara will play in 2021


The deadline has passed for NFL teams to use the franchise tag on a player set to become an unrestricted free agent and the Detroit Lions have elected not to use the tag for the 2021 season.

Some believed the Lions would use the tag on DE Romeo Okwara but that was not the case and unless a contract is worked out before March 17, Okwara will hit free agency.

According to Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic, Okwara will end up signing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

From The Athletic:

Romeo Okwara (Edge): Bengals

If Cincinnati loses Lawson in free agency, Okwara could be a nice Plan B. He finished with 10 sacks and 18 quarterback hits last season with the Lions. However, in his first four seasons, Okwara had just 10 sacks in 51 games. At 26 years old, there’s reason to believe he could be an ascending player and not just a one-year wonder.

Do you think this is a good fit for Okwara? Would it be a mistake for the Lions to let him leave?

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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