The Detroit Lions only have one game remaining on their 2017 schedule and it happens to be at Ford Field against the Green Bay Packers.
Unfortunately, the game is meaningless for both teams (unless you are considering draft position) as the Lions and Packers have already been eliminated from playoff contention.
Not surprisingly, the Lions will be without their full starting offensive line (again) as center Travis Swanson has been placed on injured-reserve with a brain injury.
Lions have signed WR Jace Billingsley to the active roster from the practice squad and placed C Travis Swanson on Reserve-Injured.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) December 29, 2017
This is the second straight season that Swanson has suffered a concussion and missed games. Over the past two seasons, he has missed a total of eight games.
The Lions placed C Travis Swanson on injured reserve ending his season with a concussion. This is the 2nd straight season Swanson couldn’t finish because of a brain injury. Missed 8 games last 2 years them.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) December 29, 2017
In a corresponding move, the Lions signed wide receiver Jace Billingsley to the active roster.
Billingsley has appeared in two games for the Lions this season but has yet to be targeted in the passing game.
MUST SEE: T.J. Lang interviewing Matthew Stafford will have you laughing out loud
Let’s face it, 2017 has not been a great season for the Detroit Lions. After losing a must-win game to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 16, the Lions playoff chances were officially over and most fans have already begun looking towards the offseason.
Throughout the season, Lions guard T.J. Lang has been doing a segment on DetroitLions.com called, “Talkin’ with T.J.” where he interviews a different teammate each week.
For the final “Talkin’ with T.J.” installment of the season, Lang sat down with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford for one of the funniest interviews we have seen in a long time.
To watch the hilarious interview, please click here.