4 players the Lions could sell before the trade deadline

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Danny Amendola, Detroit Lions (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Danny Amendola, Wide Receiver

If the Lions want to have their best players available for a potential playoff push, then they could look to keep Marvin Jones Jr. and trade a different wide receiver in Danny Amendola who’s also on an expiring contract.

Amendola joined the Lions as a free agent last season and re-signed on a one year, $5 million deal to play in Detroit this season.

Heading into Week 8, he’s caught 15 passes for 270 yards with 11 first downs and is currently averaging a career-high 18 yards per reception. Despite this, he has yet to be found in the end zone once yet this season.

Amendola is the clearly the Lions’ WR3 playing behind wide receiver Kenny Golladay and Jones Jr. while he’s probably the fourth option in Lions passing attack as tight end T.J. Hockenson is also apart of the team.

If the Lions were able to find a taker for his services, they won’t get anything more than a day three pick and they’ll be beyond lucky if they were able to nab a fifth-rounder. A seventh rounder for Amendola is more likely.

Some may wonder if it’s better off keeping Amendola then trading him for a seventh-round pick but if he was moved, it would open the door for more playing time for rookie wide receiver Quintez Cephus.

Any team looking for a third option in the passing game or wide receiver depth would be wise to call Lions general manager Bob Quinn about Amendola to see if he’s available.