At 2-4 coming off their bye, the Tennessee Titans are clearly moving into sell mode before next Tuesday's trade deadline. They sent safety Kevin Byard to the Philadelphia Eagles this week, and multiple reports have them open to trading just about anyone.
The headliners of the Titans' potential sell-off are running back Derrick Henry and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, but it's safe to say a narrow segment of teams would have serious interest in those guys.
The Detroit Lions are certainly not interested in Henry at all, unless the news on David Montgomery's return from a rib cartilage injury turns much more dire than has been said publicly. At this point Montgomery seems sure to return after the Week 9 bye, so there's no need to add a big name running back to replace him.
There's a small percentage chance the Lions have interest in Hopkins, and at the right price it's not completely out of the question.
As the Titans look to move players, these three players should realistically be of particular interest to the Lions.
3 Tennessee Titans players who should interest the Detroit Lions at the trade deadline
3. DL Denico Autry
Jason La Canfora of the Washington Post and ESPN's Jeremy Fowler have both recently mentioned Autry as someone the Titans could move at the deadline. The 33-year old is in the last year of his contract, so those things combined to make him a prime trade candidate for them.
Autry tallied nine and eight sacks respectively over his first two seasons with the Titans, and he has four sacks so far this year. He has inside/outside versatility, and he's well on track to make it four straight seasons (and five of six seasons) with at least 7.5 sacks.
An acquiring team would take on about half of Autry's $6.1 million base salary (via Over The Cap, Spotrac has his base salary at $6.7 million) for this season with a post-Week 8 trade. That's easily in the Lions' wheelhouse for a rental player who can definitely add much-needed depth to their pass rush.