Late in the news day on Friday, the Detroit Lions were dealt some news that has been a constant for just over a month now:
C Travis Swanson (Concussion) has been downgraded to OUT for #DETvsSEA.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 7, 2017
Still dealing with the effects of a concussion, starting center Travis Swanson will miss his fifth straight game. Swanson, a player who had a huge turnaround in his third year out of Arkansas, has been one of the few bright spots among an offensive line that has struggled to come together as a cohesive unit.
Not since November, in New Orleans, has Swanson played a snap, and it’s uncertain as to when exactly he suffered the concussion; as has been the case with injuries during the Jim Caldwell era, the team has divulged little information when it comes to injuries.
In Saturday’s matchup with the Seahawks, the Lions are now without their starting center, which means Graham Glasgow will maintain the center position once again, and guard Laken Tomlinson will once again be slotted in to the left of the rookie Glasgow.
The Lions still await news on the status of tackle Riley Reiff, who was unexpectedly added to the injury report late in the week with a hip ailment before Sunday Night’s contest against Green Bay in Week 17. He has been limited in practice all week and like Swanson, was designated as questionable on Friday’s injury report.