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Detroit Lions reportedly make decision on Swift, Hockenson, Ragnow, and Hutchinson


The Detroit Lions will have their work cut out for them on Sunday afternoon when they hit the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings.

On Friday, the Lions released their final injury report of the week, and RB D’Andre Swift, TE T.J. Hockenson, C Frank Ragnow, and DE Aidan Hutchinson were all listed as Questionable.

Well, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Swift, Hockenson, Ragnow, and Hutchinson will play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Pelissero notes that we can expect Swift to have a bigger role against the Vikings after having just seven touches during the Lions’ Week 2 win over the Washington Commanders.

T.J. Hockenson will get paid but it won’t be by the Detroit Lions

When the Detroit Lions selected T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, I was not happy at all. In fact, there were a plethora of Lions fans who were in the same boat as I was.

My anger had absolutely nothing to do with whether or not I believed Hockenson would be a good (or even great) NFL player but more to do with former Lions GM Bob Quinn not understanding how to let the draft come to him and get maximum value out of each selection.

*For the record, I predicted at the time that Hockenson would be in the Pro Bowl by his second year in the league (he was). I also predicted that he would eventually get to a second contract which would put the Lions in a tough spot financially.

Great NFL GMs understand which positions are worth spending money on and which positions can be filled via the draft and with affordable free agents. I have said a thousand times that overpaying for a wide receiver (either via the draft or with a contract) is a big mistake and when it comes to tight ends, they are not far behind.

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Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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