Detroit Lions news: Penei Sewell, Aaron Glenn and Ben Johnson, punt returner options without Kalif Raymond

Let's take a look at some Detroit Lions news three days out from the Wild Card Round game against the Rams.
1 of 3

As the Detroit Lions prepare for their first home playoff game in 30 years, the storylines attached to facing the Los Angeles Rams (Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff) are hard to avoid.

But let's take a little break from all the Rams-Lions stories and see what else is going on around the Lions this week. Some things might naturally have a tentacle involving Sunday night's playoff game, since it is the biggest thing this week, but you won't see the surnames Stafford or Goff mentioned again in this piece.

Let's dive into a few Lions' news nuggets for Jan. 11.

Detroit Lions news: Jan. 11, 2024

Pro Football Focus has announced their end of season awards. Lions right tackle Penei Sewell was named the best offensive lineman, with center Frank Ragnow getting an honorable mention there. Sewell has quickly become one of the best offensive tackles in the NFL, which isn't exactly news.

"Sewell’s 93.1 PFF run-blocking grade is one of the best single-season grades ever earned by an offensive lineman, trailing the likes of Trent Williams at his very peak. Sewell was a monster for the Lions in the run game all year long and was no slouch in pass protection, either. He allowed 20 pressures across 17 games."

Sewell and Ragnow also made PFF's 2023 All-Pro team. Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown got a Second Team nod.