C - DET
Week 2 Outlook
The Lions and center Frank Ragnow are in agreement on a four-year extension worth $13.5 million per year, bringing the total value to $54 million. The deal spans from 2023 through 2026.
Ragnow is entering the fourth year of his contract and had his fifth-year option exercised, which is why the new deal won't take effect for another two years. Now, Detroit locks up a big piece of its offensive line for the next six years. It's the second big move in the trenches for the Lions, who drafted Penei Sewell at No. 7 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Lions have exercised the fifth-year option of OL Frank Ragnow.
Ragnow will remain with the Lions until 2022 and is now guaranteed a salary of $12.66 million. He’s spent the last two seasons as the Lions' starting center. The No. 20 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft is durable and has only missed three games in his entire NFL career. Ragnow’s presence only helps QB Jared Goff and the Lions’ offense in 2021.
Lions C Frank Ragnow has officially been ruled out for Week 15 after being diagnosed with a fractured throat.
Ragnow injured his throat early in Week 14's loss to the Packers, but the severity of the injury wasn't revealed until the next day. There was optimism he could play Week 15, but after visiting a specialist on Friday, he was ultimately ruled out. Fantasy managers should still be rolling out D'Andre Swift as an RB2 with upside as he's set for an increased workload against a Titans D/ST that's a sieve against the run.
NFL Insider Albert Breer is reporting Lions C Frank Ragnow (leg) was carted off the field after suffering an injury in the team's third preseason game.
Ragnow suffered a right leg injury and was unable to walk off the field under his own power. If his injury is deemed serious, his loss would be a tremendous blow to the middle of the Lions' rushing attack and Kerryon Johnson.
With the 20th pick in the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Arkansas center Frank Ragnow.
It was shocking to see the Lions pass on Harold Landry, who continues to fall down the board, but Lions fans should learn to love this pick. Ragnow was our No. 1 center in the draft and the Lions haven't been able to run the ball in years. Under Matt Patricia, they are attempting to change that. He'll move Travis Swanson out of the starting lineup and will be an immediate upgrade for both the run-game and the pass-game.