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Gang Green Nation Apr 7, 2018
Travis Swanson’s contract: 1 year, $1.55 million

Travis Swanson’s contract: 1 year, $1.55 million

The Jets’ signing of backup offensive lineman Travis Swanson was announced earlier this week. Rich Cimini provides details on the contract. Breakdown of Travis Swanson's contract with the #Jets: One year, $1.55M. Includes a $350K signing bonus. Base: $850K (not guaranteed). Roster bonus: $350K ($21,870 per game on 46).— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 6, 2018 That deal is marginally more expensive than a typical backup offensive lineman contract, but you get what you pay for. Unlike a lot of backup offensive lineman, Swanson actually has a (partial) track record of success in the...
Pride Of Detroit Apr 5, 2018
ESPN names the best, worst, Lions draft picks in past 10 years

ESPN names the best, worst, Lions draft picks in past 10 years

Who do you think was the Lions’ best and worst draft pick from the past 10 years. Now that Travis Swanson has signed with the New York Jets, the Detroit Lions’ 2014 NFL Draft class is almost completely bare. Only Detroit’s fourth (Nevin Lawson) and sixth (TJ Jones) round picks remain from their original eight selections. Gone are Eric Ebron, Kyle Van Noy, Swanson, Larry Webster, Caraun Reid and Nate Freese. That was a particularly rough draft for the Lions, but they have seen their ups and downs over the past decade on draft day. ESPN’s Michael Rothstein scoured the past 10 years of...
Detroit Sports Nation Apr 4, 2018

Lions’ free agents Travis Swanson, Paul Worrilow sign deals elsewhere

As the Detroit Lions look to bolster their roster ahead of the NFL Draft, that could mean having to part ways with some free agent players and going in a different direction. The team recently saw a couple of their own unrestricted free agents agree to terms with other teams for 2018. Jets signing Travis […]
blog.mlive.com Apr 3, 2018
The Travis Swanson experiment is nearing an official end

The Travis Swanson experiment is nearing an official end

The Travis Swanson experiment appears to be nearing an official close, with NFL Network reporting the Jets "plan" to sign the former Lions center.
Gang Green Nation Apr 3, 2018
Travis Swanson to sign with Jets

Travis Swanson to sign with Jets

Ian Rapoport reports the Jets are going to sign free agent center Travis Swanson. The #Jets are planning to sign #Lions free agent C Travis Swanson, sources say. The former third rounder recently visited NYJ and provides excellent depth inside.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2018 Swanson visited the Jets last week. A 2014 third round pick out of Arkansas, He had spent all four years of his career with the Lions. His play has been up and down. He also has been plagued by injuries, missing a combined nine games over the last two seasons. Both years were also ended by...
Pride Of Detroit Apr 3, 2018
Former Lions center Travis Swanson expected to sign with the Jets

Former Lions center Travis Swanson expected to sign with the Jets

The Lions’ former center looks like he finally found a new home. It’s been a month since we’ve heard anything about the fate of former Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson. It was pretty clear that the Lions had little interest in bringing back the young offensive lineman, but it was a bit surprising to hear so little interest from other teams. That changed on Tuesday morning, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that the New York Jets are expected to sign Swanson: The #Jets are planning to sign #Lions free agent C Travis Swanson, sources say. The former third rounder...
SNY TV Apr 3, 2018

Report: Jets plan to sign free-agent C Travis Swanson

The Jets have adding more depth to their offensive line as the team plans to sign free-agent C Travis Swanson
Gang Green Nation Mar 31, 2018
Travis Swanson visited the Jets on Friday

Travis Swanson visited the Jets on Friday

Free agent center Travis Swanson had a free agent visit with the Jets on Friday. The team announced the visit on Twitter. UFA center Travis Swanson has visited with the team. pic.twitter.com/d7pdwhv75l— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 30, 2018 Swanson is 27 and was a third round pick by Detroit in the 2014 NFL Draft. Rumors of the Jets’ potential interest in Swanson began before the start of free agency. Here is what SB Nation’s Lions site had to say about him. Swanson has had an up-and-down career with the Lions since drafted in the third round back in 2014. Though he has been the...
SNY TV Mar 30, 2018

Jets sign RB Thomas Rawls, visit with free agent C Travis Swanson

The Jets have signed RB Thomas Rawls and LB Neville Hewitt, the team announced on Friday.
Pride Of Detroit Mar 30, 2018
Open thread: Do the Lions need to draft a starting interior offensive lineman?

Open thread: Do the Lions need to draft a starting interior offensive lineman?

The Lions added two linemen with starting experience. Do they still HAVE to add a starting lineman in the draft? One of the Detroit Lions’ bigger needs going into free agency was an interior offensive linemen. It was abundantly clear the Lions would not be bringing back Travis Swanson in 2018, leaving a starting position open either at guard or center. Graham Glasgow is the odds on favorite to slide over to center to fill Swanson’s spot, but that still leaves a vacancy at left guard. This offseason, the Lions have made two minor moves to remedy that situation. They have signed both...
blog.mlive.com Mar 29, 2018
Lions sign ex-Jets center Wesley Johnson

Lions sign ex-Jets center Wesley Johnson

Johnson didn't have a good season last year. But he did start 15 games at center, and the Lions don't have much depth on the interior right now with Travis Swanson in the wind.

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