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Report: Lions sign St. Brown, Sewell to record deals

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The Detroit Lions are signing wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown to a four-year extension that includes over $120 million and $77 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid wideout in the league, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Detroit is also signing offensive tackle Penei Sewell to a four-year, $112-million extension that includes $85 million guaranteed, sources told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

St. Brown was a key member of Detroit's offense in 2023, racking up 1,515 yards and 10 touchdowns on 119 receptions. His production earned him first-team All-Pro honors for the first time and resulted in his second Pro Bowl.

The 24-year-old posted at least 90 receptions, 912 yards, and five touchdowns during each of his first three NFL campaigns.

St. Brown's deal surpasses Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill's four-year, $120-million contract, which includes $72.2 million guaranteed, for the top deal among all wideouts, per Over the Cap.

The USC product has 315 receptions, 3,588 yards, and 21 receiving touchdowns in 49 career games. The 2021 fourth-rounder also has a rushing touchdown and 180 yards on 20 carries.

Sewell, meanwhile, earned his second Pro Bowl nod and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2023. He appeared in all 17 games and played 100% of the team's offensive snaps.

The 23-year-old earned a 90.7 overall grade and was penalized just seven times in 2023, per PFF.

Sewell was selected No. 7 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft and has played 100% of the Lions' offensive snaps in the 50 games in which he's appeared.

Sewell's deal is the largest offensive line contract in both average annual value and guaranteed money, surpassing that of Houston Texans tackle Laremy Tunsil, per Over the Cap.

Detroit's offense ranked third in yardage (394.8) and fifth in points per game (27.1) last season. The Lions' passing offense ranked second in the league at 258.9 yards per contest.

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