Lions WR Golladay out again, RB Swift could return
The Detroit Lions will be without standout receiver Kenny Golladay for the sixth straight game when they host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Golladay suffered a hip injury in Week 8 and hasn’t played since. He has 20 catches for 338 yards and two touchdowns this season after topping 1,000 receiving yards in each of the previous two campaigns.
Rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah (groin) and offensive right tackle Tyrell Crosby (ankle) also were ruled out of the contest.
The news is better when it comes to rookie running back D’Andre Swift (concussion/illness). Swift was a full practice participant on Friday and is listed as questionable.
Swift hasn’t played since a strong Week 10 performance against the Washington Football Team. He rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries and also had five receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown.
Swift apparently suffered concussion symptoms, including headaches, in the days following the Washington game but then-coach Matt Patricia was vague in terms of when Swift sustained the head injury.
But progress is now being made and Swift could be back on the field on Sunday.
“It’s a day-to-day thing in terms of they got to make it through and come in today and have to feel good today and then one more practice, but I’d say he’s trending in the right direction, yes,” interim Lions coach Darrell Bevell said of Swift on Friday.
Overall, Swift has rushed for 331 yards and four touchdowns and caught 31 passes for 275 yards and two scores.
–Field Level Media