4 Cardinals the Detroit Lions could trade for as Arizona embraces tank mode

The Arizona Cardinals are clearly not trying to win too many games this season, so these four players could be on the Detroit Lions radar to acquire.

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For once the Detroit Lions look like a contending team this season, and for the foreseeable future with one of the youngest rosters in the NFL. There aren't a lot of significant holes on the roster, but it's fair to say general manager Brad Holmes is always eyeing potential upgrades if there's a need.

With a new head coach and general manager, Kyler Murray injured and having already traded some recognizable players, the Arizona Cardinals are clearly not prioritizing winning this season. That was proven most clearly by the decision to acquire and immediately go with Josh Dobbs as their starting quarterback. His start Sunday against the New York Giants was his fourth career regular season start.

The Cardinals were competitive with the Washington Commanders in Week 1, but they scored just nine offensive points and barely topped 200 yards of offense. And after jumping out to a 20-0 (and ultimately 28-7) lead over the Giants on Sunday, they promptly blew the lead and lost 31-28.

The Cardinals are embracing tank mode this season (there, I said it). So any players who are older veterans, have an expiring contract, a small role etc. will be in play to be moved by the Oct. 31 trade deadline. Contending teams, like the Lions as long as they stay on their current track one week into the season, will surely be eyeing usable players on the Cardinals' roster.

In particular, the Lions could be interested in these four Cardinals as Arizona fully embraces getting the No. 1 pick in next April's draft.

4 Cardinals players the Detroit Lions could trade for before the deadline as Arizona embraces tanking