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4 realistic offensive line targets for the Rams in free agency

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The Los Angeles Rams went from fielding one of the worst offensive lines in football in 2016 to boasting one of the best this past season. That was largely thanks to the additions of veterans Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan, who played at a very high level in 2017. Unfortunately, Whitworth is nearing the end of his career, John Sullivan is set to...
Via The Rams Wire
8 days ago

AFC East notes: Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib receptive to joining Patriots?

Cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Aqib Talib would be receptive to the idea of joining the Patriots, a source tells Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Both players are under contract, but it’s possible that the Seahawks could trade Sherman and Talib is a trade/release candidate for the Broncos due to his $11MM cap number in 2018.Given that Sherman and Talib are both after a second Super...
Via Pro Football Rumors
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions place C Travis Swanson on IR

Travis Swanson will not return for the Lions’ Week 17 game against the Packers, and it’s possible the center has played his last game as a member of the team.Detroit placed its fourth-year snapper on IR on Friday. Swanson suffered a concussion earlier this month and hasn’t played since Week 14. The Lions signed wide receiver Jace Billingsley to replace Swanson on the 53-man roster...
Via Pro Football Rumors
December 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Travis Swanson in concussion protocol

Lions center Travis Swanson missed the final five games of last season with a concussion and he’s dealing with another head injury as this season comes to an end. Coach Jim Caldwell announced on Tuesday that Swanson has been placed in the concussion protocol after getting hurt against the Buccaneers last Sunday. Swanson played the [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
December 12, 2017

Travis Swanson in concussion protocol

The Lions will try to take another step toward a NFC North title when they host the Bears on Sunday, but they may have to do it without starting center Travis Swanson. Swanson was out of practice on Wednesday because of a concussion, which means he’ll need to proceed through the league’s concussion protocol in…
Via Pro Football Talk
December 08, 2016

Lions' new center Swanson says he learned a lot from Raiola

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) With Dominic Raiola gone, Travis Swanson is set to become the man in the middle for the Detroit Lions. ''We anticipate he's going to be a very, very vital part of what we're doing up front,'' Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. ''Right now he's at the apex of our offense and that's a very, very important position because he sets everything for us. ''Echoing maybe...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Lombardi: Travis Swanson 'awesome' at center for Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have a young, imposing presence emerging at center in Travis Swanson. Swanson, a 2014 third-round pick, has taken over the Lions snapping duties from Dominic Raiola, who is no longer with the team after spending more than a decade as Detroit's starting center. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is leading Lions fans to expect a smooth transition from Raiola to Swanson...
Via FOX Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit's Travis Swanson says nothing is settled along Lions O-line

The Detroit Lions' offensive line will feature a different starting lineup in 2015 than it did in 2014—that much is for certain. The departures of center Dominic Raiola and left guard Rob Sims, coupled with the additions of guard Laken Tomlinson and center Manny Ramirez, have set the stage for a new O-line era in Detroit.But where does Travis Swanson, who started five games last...
Via FOX Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Needs: Offensive Lineman

In my opinion, after a franchise quarterback, offensive lineman are the most important roster spots to fill to produce a winning NFL team. An offense can’t operate without a good offensive line. They are the unsung heroes of every great NFL team. The Patriots have had a great offensive line for years, but Tom Brady is the player who receives all the glory. If you can’t protect your...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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