Swanson, a former third-round selection of the Lions, spent his first four seasons in Detroit, starting 42 of 53 games during the stint. However, he missed the final six games of last season due to a concussion -- an injury the center now disputes, claiming he instead had a bad reaction to the medicine he received for the injury. The Jets also brought in former Redskins center Spencer Long (quadriceps), who figures to start the season atop the depth chart. However, Long is returning from a torn quadriceps injury last season, which could give Swanson an opportunity to take over starting duties should Long be sidelined heading into training camp.
Swanson, who ended the 2017 season on injured reserve, claims he did not suffer a concussion, CBS Detroit reports.
Swanson claims he didn't actually suffer a concussion but had a bad reaction to medicine he was given to treat a potential concussion. When he stopped taking the medicine, Swanson said he no longer experienced any concussion-like symptoms. Considering he also suffered a concussion in 2016 and is set to become an unrestricted free agent, it's evident he wants teams to know he doesn't have a history of serious head injuries -- something that could hamper his ability to land a new deal.
Swanson (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Swanson was able to participate fully in Wednesday's practice, but he suffered a setback at some point, so there's no reason to risk his health in Week 17. Graham Glasgow will likely continue snapping the ball for Detroit in Swanson's place.
Swanson (concussion) missed practice Thursday.
Swanson was thought to have been close to clearing concussion protocol after logging a full practice Wednesday, but his total lack of availability Thursday seemingly nullifies that notion. He still has Friday to prove his health, or else the fourth-year center will likely end the 2017 campaign having logged three consecutive DNPs.
|4||9/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|8||10/25/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|