Detroit Lions Pro Bowl wide receiver Kenny Golladay injured his hamstring just over 10 days ago, and while he has yet to practice since , coach Matt Patricia believes he is close to returning to action.
This morning, NFL Network’s Tom Pelliserro reported that during a Saturday conversation with Patricia, the coach said Golladay was “really close” to returning, and could be back in Week 3 when the Lions travel to Arizona to face off with the Cardinals.
A return in Week 3 would explain why the team avoided placing him on injured reserve, as that would have kept him out through that game.
Returning Golladay would be a huge addition to the offense, especially over the next few games when the Lions will need to be able to score a lot of points. During his absence, the Lions have leaned on rookie wide receiver Quintez Cephus, and while the rookie has shown promise, the chemistry isn’t quite there with Matthew Stafford yet — only connecting on thee of their 10 attempts in Week 1.