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January 3, 2021 12:00 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Gearing up Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (throat) is active for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

Ragnow will return to the lineup for the first time since fracturing his throat in Week 14. The 24-year-old is slated to start at center Sunday.

January 1, 2021 07:44 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Carries questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (throat) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Ragnow missed the last two games after fracturing his throat in a Week 14 loss to the Packers. Joe Dahl (back) filled in at center for the last two games, but now Dahl is unavailable for the season finale as well. If Ragnow can't play Sunday, Oday Aboushi or Jonah Jackson are candidates to bump over from the guard position.

December 26, 2020 12:48 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Remains unavailable Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (neck) has been deemed inactive heading into Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

Despite fracturing his throat during a Week 14 loss to the Packers, Ragnow found a way to stay on the field for all 67 of Detroit's offensive snaps. He's been unavailable for two consecutive games since, however, leaving Joe Dahl as the fill-in at center. Facing a Tampa Bay defense that ranks No. 1 against the run and No. 5 in team sacks, it will be a challenging replacement assignment for Dahl.

December 18, 2020 05:36 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Ruled out for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (neck) was ruled out for Sunday's game against Tennessee, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ragnow fractured his throat during last weekend's game against the Packers and he did not participate in practice this week. The absence of the standout center will surely make things more difficult for a Lions offense that might also be without quarterback Matthew Stafford (ribs), who is listed as questionable to play.

December 17, 2020 07:44 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Will be evaluated Friday
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The Lions will evaluate Ragnow (neck) on Friday before deciding on his availability for Week 15, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Specialists have advised Ragnow not to speak until Friday in order to rest his fractured neck, and his status for Sunday's game in Tennessee remains murky. If the ironman center were forced to miss a week, Joe Dahl would likely serve as his replacement.

December 16, 2020 08:36 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Suffers strange injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow suffered a fractured throat in Sunday's game against the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ragnow suffered the injury in the first quarter but was able to finish the game. Ragnow has played the most snaps at center in the NFL, but after missing Wednesday's practice completely, he could miss Sunday's game against Tennessee. If the Arkansas product is sidelined, Joe Dahl would be in line for the start at center.

October 18, 2020 11:52 AM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Able to suit up against Jaguars
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (groin) is active for Sunday's matchup against Jacksonville.

The 24-year-old center played 100 percent of Detroit's offensive snaps Weeks 1 through 4, but he suffered a groin injury during Wednesday's practice and had to be held out entirely for Thursday's session. Ragnow was able to log partial participation Friday, and he will be active for a Lions offensive line that ranks bottom 10 in sacks allowed (three per game) and stuffed rate (19 percent, per Football Outsiders).

November 27, 2019 04:44 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Clears protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice, an indication that he has cleared league protocol and is expected to dress Thursday against Chicago.

Ragnow missed last week with a concussion, but all signs point to him returning to Detroit's lineup Thursday. An official decision on his status will come an hour before kickoff.

November 22, 2019 10:56 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

No surprise here, as Ragnow was unable to practice all week. He will need to clear the league's concussion protocol before he can return to the field. His next opportunity to suit up will be on Thanksgiving versus the Bears.

November 18, 2019 07:24 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Placed in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow is being evaluated for a concussion following Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Michael Rothstein of reports.

It's unclear when and how Ragnow picked up the injury, but he'll land in the league's mandated concussion protocol. It's likely Ragnow's practice availability next week will shed some light on his progression through the protocol. If he's unable to suit up in Week 12, Beau Benzschawel could be in line to see the start at center.

September 8, 2019 03:04 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Ready for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.

Ragnow suffered this ankle injury toward the end of preseason, but he overcame the issue just in time. The second-year pro will start at center for the season opener.

August 24, 2019 08:56 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Won't be placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow (ankle) will not be placed on injured reserve, but could end up missing regular-season time, Kyle Meinke of reports.

Ragnow evidently sprained his ankle in Friday's preseason contest in which he was carted off. Considering the lack of information regarding Ragnow's injury, it's entirely possible the interior lineman could wind up missing time into the regular season.

August 24, 2019 01:00 AM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Carried off field with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow suffered an apparent right leg injury during Friday's preseason game against the Bills, Albert Breer of reports.

Ragnow needed to be helped off the field and was unable to put weight on his right leg. The 2018 first-rounder was eventually put on a cart. While it's not certain he suffered a long-term injury, Ragnow's potential absence would be a significant blow to the fantasy prospects of anyone in the Lions offense, namely Kerryon Johnson.

May 23, 2019 03:28 PM
Lions' Frank Ragnow: Shifting to center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ragnow has been lining up at center from the start of OTAs, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

Center is a tough position for an inexperienced rookie and the Lions likely had that in mind by playing Ragnow at guard in 2018. The first-rounder finally appears to be transitioning to the position they envisioned him at all along and his development will be critical for the success of running back Kerryon Johnson and company.


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