The Lions announced they have placed C Frank Ragnow on injured reserve among several other moves.
#Lions announce roster moves:
Placed C Frank Ragnow on Reserve/Injured
Signed OLB Jessie Lemonier to the active roster from the practice squad
Activated K Austin Seibert from Reserve/COVID-19
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 6, 2021
Ragnow will be out a minimum of three weeks before he can return from injured reserve. He’s dealing with a toe injury.
Ragnow, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Lions back in 2018. He was in the final year of his four-year, $11.7 million contract with the Lions when they picked up his fifth-year option worth $12.657 million guaranteed for the 2022 season.
The Lions then signed Ragnow to a four-year, $52 million extension that made him the NFL’s highest-paid center.
In 2021, Ragnow has appeared in four games for the Lions, making four starts for them at center. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 center out of 33 qualifying players.