3 Detroit Lions who could surprisingly be moved before the trade deadline
Before Tuesday’s trade deadline, these three Detroit Lions could surprisingly be on the move.
The NFL trade deadline is now just a day away. If the 1-6 Detroit Lions do anything, it will be trading veterans for draft picks or young players. Tight end T.J. Hockenson and defensive tackle Michael Brockers have been the most prominent Lions attached to any kind of trade speculation, though some others certainly wouldn’t be out of the question if the right offer came.
To some extent, no Lions’ player should be off-limits in trade talks if general manager Brad Holmes is getting calls. It’s only a matter of the right offer, or a realistic offer, coming for whoever it might be.
Ultimately, it would not be surprising to see the Lions do absolutely nothing before Tuesday afternoon. The list of players they could realistically trade is pretty short, let alone if any contending teams would have interest or the appropriate holes to fill.
That said, these three Lions players could surprisingly be dealt before Tuesday’s deadline
3 Detroit Lions players who could surprisingly be dealt before the trade deadline
3. WR DJ Chark
Chark’s first, and to this point looking sure to be his only, season as a Lion has been an outright dud. He’s currently on IR with an ankle injury, and in the three games he has played this season he has just seven catches for 98 yards with a touchdown.
A few years ago, the NFL changed the rule preventing teams from trading players who are on IR. So if a team out there thinks Chark could be healthy sometime in the next few weeks, or in December even, maybe they’d give up a conditional late-round pick to speculate on a piece of receiver depth. The Lions wouldn’t be losing much.
Percentage odds of a Chark trade: 5%