Detroit Lions Renegotiate Defensive End's Contract

The Detroit Lions have freed up some much-needed cap space, as they have renegotiated Romeo Okwara's contract. Instead of carrying a $14.5 million cap hit, Okwara will now have a $5.6 million cap hit in 2023. 

With this move, the Lions have freed up $8.9 million of cap space, and they can make more moves because of it. This is certainly great news, as the Lions have shown this offseason that they are looking to be a playoff team in 2023. 

Okwara was limited to only five games this past season with the Lions, where he recorded eight combined tackles to go along with 2.0 sacks. Overall, it was a fairly quiet year for him, but now he will be aiming to stay healthy and put together a bigger one in 2023 from here. 

Over the course of his seven-year career, Okwara has appeared in 76 games split between the New York Jets and Lions, where he has 153 combined tackles to go along with 23.0 sacks. 

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