Golladay is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports. Detroit's future at wide receiver isn't clear with each of Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola under contact for no more than one more season. Extending Golladay thus seems like a no-brainer, and it seems likely that the Lions will also bring in a young body at the position through the draft or free agency.
Golladay (concussion) caught three passes for a game-high 109 yards during the Pro Bowl on Sunday. Golladay rebounded from a Week 17 head injury to play in the NFL's all-star game. He otherwise enjoyed a healthy season, playing all 16 games and leading the league with 11 touchdown receptions. Golladay scored seven TDs and averaged 80 yards per game in eight appearances with Matt Stafford (hip/back) at quarterback, compared to four touchdowns and 68.8 yards over the final eight games of the season. Stafford anticipates being healthy before the start of the offseason program in mid-April.
Golladay won't return to Sunday's contest against the Packers due to a concussion. With a diagnosis confirmed, Golladay's day and therefore campaign is in the books. He built upon his 2018 breakout this year, hauling in 65 of 116 passes for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns. He'll look to take an even bigger step forward next season with Matthew Stafford likely past the fractures in his back that kept him sidelined from Week 10 onward.
Golladay is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game versus the Packers. It's unclear when exactly Golladay suffered the head injury, but he was removed during the second quarter. If he's unable to return, he'll cap the campaign with a 3-72-0 line on four targets. Danny Amendola, Chris Lacy and Travis Fulgham are the Lions' healthy wide receivers at the moment.
Golladay secured three of seven targets for 44 yards in the Lions' 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Golladay checked in third in receptions and receiving yards on the afternoon for the Lions, as the receiver was the subject of plenty of defensive attention with Marvin Jones (IR-ankle) out of action. Golladay certainly figures to have a difficult time maximizing his potential if he's forced to play with Blough as his quarterback over the final two games, which appears increasingly likely considering Matthew Stafford (back/hip) has yet to return to practice.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|4||10/04||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|14||12/13||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|16||12/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|3 Year Avg||95||54||910||6||42||16.85||127|