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Reason for Penei Sewell's Surprise Absence From Practice Revealed

Tyler Maher
Detroit Lions tackle Penei Sewell had a good reason for missing practice this week.
Detroit Lions tackle Penei Sewell had a good reason for missing practice this week. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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After missing a pair of practices this week, Detroit Lions tackle Penei Sewell has an explanation for his absence.

As it turns out, he had a pretty good reason.

Sewell was away from the team to be present for the birth of his first child, a son with girlfriend Isabella Ford.

While that has been cleared up, it's still uncertain whether the 2021 first-round draft pick will be able to return to the Lions in time for their Week 9 home clash against the Green Bay Packers. Detroit is currently listed as a 3.5-point underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, and overcoming Aaron Rodgers could be tough without Sewell anchoring the offensive line.

If Sewell does return, he'll try to help the Lions pick up their second win of the year with his new dad strength. After losing five in a row, Detroit needs all the help it can get.

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