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Jets Sign C Travis Swanson

Fifth-Year Veteran Started 42 Games for Lions


The Jets have signed center Travis Swanson.

Originally a 2014 third-round pick of the Lions, Swanson started 42 games during his four seasons in Detroit. He made 11 starts in 2017 before being placed on injured reserve in December following a concussion.

The 6'5", 304-pounder played both guard and center his rookie season, appearing in 16 regular-season contests and making five starts. Taking over full-time center duties in 2015, he started all 14 games he appeared in. He followed that up with another 12 starts in 2016 before a concussion made him inactive Weeks 14-17 in addition to the the Lions' wild card contest against Seattle.

An Arkansas product, Swanson started all 50 games he played in for the Razorbacks and was a two-time captain. His consecutive starts tied the school career-record established by Jerry Franklin (2008-11).

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