Lions coach Dan Campbell says Jared Goff uncertain for Week 17, Tim Boyle in line to start against Seahawks


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Jared Goff looks like he’s on the sidelines for another week. Lions coach Dan Campbell told reporters on Friday the veteran quarterback was considered questionable for Detroit’s Week 17 game with the Seattle Seahawks. Goff did not train this week due to a knee injury he is treating and also missed last week’s game against the Falcons as he was on the reserve / COVID-19 roster.

“Yeah, listen, we’ll see how he feels today,” Campbell said, via Sports Illustrated. “I mean, we’ll see. He’s probably doubtful he’s playing. I think it’ll be (Tim) Boyle again, but we’ll see how he feels today.”

As Campbell noted, Tim Boyle would get the start under center if Goff is out. In the 20-16 loss to the Falcons in Week 16, Boyle completed 24 of 34 passes for 187 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Boyle also started Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns and threw just 77 yards and two interceptions in the 13-10 loss.

“You never want to miss a game, no matter what,” Goff said on Wednesday of missing last week’s game due to being placed on the COVID-19 roster. “But, I’m not the first guy to miss a game because of COVID and the rules they’ve put in place over the past two years. That’s the way it is. It was unfortunate. I would have loved to be there, but that’s how it is. “

Although Goff could be sidelined, Campbell said the team should have running back Andre Swift for the first time since Week 12. Wide receiver Josh Reynolds is also set to come out of. the reserve / COVID-19 list before Sunday.

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