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Travis Swanson | Center | #64

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/30/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 304
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (76) / DET
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Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) has been cleared for OTAs.
Swanson missed the final five games (including playoffs) with a serious concussion. His return is good news with RG Larry Warford and RT Riley Reiff free agents. With Swanson healthy, Graham Glasgow could move back to guard. Mar 1 - 5:40 PM

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Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Saturday's Wild Card game.

Swanson has been practicing the last two weeks but will miss his fifth straight game. Graham Glasgow will continue to start, with Laken Tomlinson remaining at guard.
Jan 6 - 7:46 PM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game.

Swanson got in a limited week of practice, but it is unclear if he has completed the concussion protocol. Rookie Graham Glasgow has been filling in at center. If Swanson is able to return, Glasgow will likely switch back over to left guard, sending Laken Tomlinson to the bench.
Jan 6 - 5:17 PM

Travis Swanson (concussion) practiced again on Thursday.

Swanson remains in the concussion protocol, but he is looking likely to return after getting some practice reps last week and continuing to work on Wednesday and Thursday. RT Riley Reiff (hip) also looks likely to return.
Jan 5 - 11:45 AM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Swanson returned to practice last week but didn't clear the concussion protocol. His status for the Wild Card Round is up in the air.
Jan 4 - 4:26 PM

Lions C Travis Swanson remains in the concussion protocol.

Swanson was able to practice last week, but he ended up missing the season finale, his fourth miss in a row. The practices are at least a step in the right direction, however, and gives him a shot to suit up this week. The Lions play the Seahawks on Saturday night.
Jan 3 - 11:38 AM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) is doubtful for Week 17.

Swanson practiced this week, but will miss his fourth straight game. He isn’t a lock to return if the Lions make the playoffs.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

It was a limited session, but it tentatively puts Swanson on track to play in the NFC North championship game on Sunday night. With Swanson likely back, Graham Glasgow should swing back out to left guard.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) isn't expected to play in Week 16.

Swanson has missed the last two games in the concussion protocol. Graham Glasgow will continue to start in his place.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 15.

He’ll miss his second straight game. Graham Glasgow will make another start against the Giants.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Lions C Travis Swanson (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

Swanson has been enjoying a bounce-back year after a dreadful 2015 season. The Lions will turn to third-round rookie Graham Glasgow at center.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 04:02:00 PM

Lions C Travis Swanson is in the concussion protocol.

It comes out of nowhere after Swanson played all 70 snaps in last week’s win. The Lions will likely move Graham Glasgow inside if Swanson is held out, with Laken Tomlinson starting at guard.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 09:42:00 AM

Travis Swanson has been working as the Lions' first-team center throughout the offseason program.

Swanson was a 14-game starter last season, but the Lions brought in stiff competition in the form of third-round pick Graham Glasgow. The rookie was expected to push Swanson right out of the gate, but Glasgow has been working with the third-team offense. Perhaps that changes in training camp, but as of now Swanson appears to be the favorite to start.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 09:41:00 AM

The Lions want to bring in competition for C Travis Swanson.

A third-round pick in 2014, Swanson struggled in his first year as a starter, and the Lions are clearly interested in an upgrade. "Like we talked about ... it's about competition," GM Bob Quinn said. "So if we find a center -- we add a center to the roster that is better than Travis -- then that center's going to play. If Travis is the best center, he's going to play." Swanson is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, but he should be ready for training camp.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 09:04:00 AM

Lions C Travis Swanson underwent shoulder surgery last week.

The shoulder injury may have played a part in Swanson's struggles this year. He received PFF's seventh-worst grade out of 40 qualifiers at center. Swanson should be recovered in plenty of time for training camp this summer. In the meantime, the Lions need to unearth an upgrade at the pivot spot.
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 03:09:00 PM

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