Lions could be without Frank Ragnow vs. Jaguars

Detroit News

Justin Rogers
 
| The Detroit News

The Detroit Lions might be down one of their best players this Sunday in Jacksonville. Center Frank Ragnow suffered a groin injury during Wednesday’s practice and was limited to working on the side with a trainer during Thursday’s session. 

In addition to Ragnow, cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring), tight end Hunter Bryant (concussion) and running back Adrian Peterson (illness) were also not practicing. 

Replacing Ragnow would be difficult. The third-year center has been one of Detroit’s most-consistent players the past two seasons. Last year, the team could have shifted Graham Glasgow over from guard, but the solution isn’t as clear this year, after Glasgow departed in free agency. 

Among the options are rookie Jonah Jackson, Joe Dahl and Beau Benzschawel. It would be a big ask for Jackson, who has already started at two spots in his first four games.

More: Lions vs. Jaguars will showcase draft’s top cornerbacks in Jeff Okudah, C.J. Henderson

Dahl and Benzschawel also have limited experience in the role, with Dahl just returning to practice after a three-game stint on injured reserve with a groin injury of his own. Benzschawel currently sits on the team’s practice squad, but could be promoted later this week to provide depth or potentially start. 

Articles You May Like

Sights and Sounds | 2021 Week 6: Detroit Lions vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Lions’ Jared Goff still sour but appreciates Sean McVay acknowledging trade missteps
Detroit Lions crushed by Cincinnati Bengals, 34-11, become NFL’s only winless team
Sunday Night Football open thread: Seahawks at Steelers
Dan Campbell promises to ‘shake things up’ on Lions roster

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *