As the Detroit Lions begin to wrap up their 2019 season, two more contributors have seen their year come to an early end. Head coach Matt Patricia announced on Monday that defensive tackle Mike Daniels and offensive guard Kenny Wiggins will be placed on injured reserve after suffering injuries in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Daniels suffered an arm injury on Sunday, adding to the list of injuries he suffered this year. Daniels only played in nine games this season after a foot injury held him out for a good portion in the middle of the season. He’ll finish the year with just 10 tackles and 1.0 sacks.
Wiggins had served as the team’s backup guard and was getting rotational work for the starters in every game. However, last week, the Lions placed Joe Dahl on injured reserve, thrusting Wiggins into a full-time starting position. With Wiggins now out for the remaining two games, it will be up to Oday Aboushi to step into a starting role. Detroit also has undrafted rookie Beau Benzschawel on the 53-man roster as depth, but no one else.
The Lions have now placed 14 players on injured reserve this season, including six in the past week.
Corresponding moves have yet to be announced for the Lions.