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Larry Warford | Guard

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 330
College: Kentucky
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Lions RG Larry Warford suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Lions' second preseason game.
Warford is out the rest of the preseason at least and should be considered questionable for Week 1. With Warford sidelined, the Lions could decide to cross-train rookie Laken Tomlinson at right guard, the position he played in college. Tomlinson is currently competing with Manny Ramirez at left guard. Aug 22 - 9:38 AM

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Lions RG Larry Warford (knee) is not expected to play in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys.

"We'll miss him," were OC Joe Lombardi's words on Thursday. The Lions are getting back C Dominic Raiola from suspension, but will have to start rookie Travis Swanson at right guard in a playoff game. They're lucky Henry Melton won't play for Dallas, but it's still a concern for Detroit's offense.
Jan 1 - 2:17 PM

Lions RG Larry Warford (knee) is listed as probable for Week 14 against the Bucs.

Warford is fully expected to start against Tampa Bay after missing three games with a knee injury. With Travis Swanson struggling in his place, Warford's return should help solidify the Lions' offensive line.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Lions RG Larry Warford (knee) is expected to miss a "few weeks."

Warford was carted to the locker room in Week 10. He's not expected to need surgery. Rookie Travis Swanson will step in at right guard while Warford is out.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Lions RG Larry Warford was forced from Detroit's Week 10 game against the Dolphins with a left knee injury.

Warford was carted to the locker room after getting some treatment on the sideline. It's safe to say his day is through. Third-round rookie Travis Swanson is now in the game at right guard.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Lions RG Larry Warford said he wore down late last season.

Warford felt the rookie wall. "Looking back on my last three games and comparing it to my first four or five, the difference in explosion was significant," he said. Warford is focusing on taking care of his body this offseason, and the thought of him getting better should terrify the rest of the league. He was among the best guards in the entire NFL last season.
Thu, May 1, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Lions second-round pick Larry Warford has won the starting right guard job.

As expected. Warford started training camp slow -- he was behind journeyman Dylan Gandy for awhile -- but finished fast and will book end LG Rob Sims to open the season. The Lions' tackles are LT Riley Reiff and RT Jason Fox. The center is Dominic Raiola. The top reserve will be swing OT Corey Hilliard.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Lions rookie RG Larry Warford has struggled in pass protection in camp.

It's been "particularly noticeable" against Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh, although that's expected. More concerning, Warford admits his confidence has been "rattled" and he still hasn't overtaken journeyman Dylan Gandy to start.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 05:34:00 PM confirms third-round OG Larry Warford is the "early favorite" to replace Stephen Peterman at right guard.

We'd call him the heavy favorite. After drawing interest from the Rams at No. 30, Warford will be competing with journeyman Dylan Gandy and 2012 practice-squader Rodney Austin. Something will have gone wrong if Warford doesn't win.
Mon, May 27, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Updating a previous item, Lions rookie RG Larry Warford injured his neck at Saturday's minicamp practice, but returned to action on Sunday.

"It gave everybody a little bit of scare when anybody goes down, but he bounced back from it quickly," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He could have gone through everything, but we limited him to just individual today." Warford will be fine for OTAs when they kick off next week.
Sun, May 12, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Lions third-round OG Larry Warford exited Saturday's rookie minicamp practice with an apparent left arm injury.

Warford fell to the turf while blocking on a run play, and he stayed on the ground for upwards of a minute before being helped off by the training staff. The No. 65 overall pick was unable to return to action. Coach Jim Schwartz doesn't think it's a shoulder injury, but said the team will "err on the side of caution."
Sat, May 11, 2013 01:05:00 PM

Lions agreed to terms with No. 65 overall pick OG Larry Warford on a four-year contract.

To date, Warford is the highest draft pick to sign. The former Kentucky Wildcat is a true power-blocking road grader at 6-foot-3, 332 pounds. Warford was expected to be selected higher than he was, and he even drew interest from the Rams with the No. 30 overall pick. The Lions may have gotten a steal in the third round. Warford is permanent-markered in as the starting right guard.
Thu, May 9, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he isn't worried about third-round OG Larry Warford's weight.

"We got very comfortable with his personality at the Senior Bowl, his work ethic, and we don't anticipate that being a problem," Schwartz said. Warford weighed in at 332 pounds at the Combine, which is already big for a guard. And while at Kentucky, he reportedly got up around 350 pounds. If he can sustain his elite power while gaining enough quickness to get to the second level, Warford has a chance to be a steal. He's already penciled in as the Lions' starting right guard.
Wed, May 1, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Lions selected Kentucky OG Larry Warford with the No. 65 overall pick.

A favorite of both NFL Network's Mike Mayock and Rotoworld's Josh Norris, Warford is a true road grader. The 6-foot-3, 332-pounder was a 38-game starter for the Wildcats and earned third-team All-America honors as a senior after not surrendering a single sack and only drawing two penalties. Though powerful with solid arm length (33 3/8"), Warford is short on athleticism (5.58 forty, 1.92 ten-yard split) and struggles when asked to execute second-level blocks. He's a phone-booth mauler. A game that stuck out on tape was Warford's manhandling of 360-pound John Jenkins in Kentucky-Georgia. He has an excellent chance to start at right guard come Week 1.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:47:00 PM

Kentucky OG Larry Warford ran forty times of 5.53 and 5.68 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Quipped NFL Network's Mike Mayock, "Larry's not a forty guy. Larry's a phone-booth guy." In other words, Warford does his best work in small areas, getting his hands on opponents and erasing them from plays. A short-armed, 333-pound classic power blocker, Warford is expected to be a top-60 pick in April's draft.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 11:51:00 AM

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