41.2 F
Detroit
Friday, June 5, 2020

Are the Detroit Lions interested in trading for Pro-Bowl defender?

As the Detroit Lions continue their preparations for the 2019 regular season, many believe they could end up with one of the best defensive lines in the NFL when it comes to stopping the run.

But what about getting to opposing quarterbacks?

Embed from Getty Images

In 2018, the Lions were 11th in the NFL when it came to sacking the quarterback but they hope that total will improve this coming season, especially with newly acquired DE Trey Flowers now in the mix.

But those who have followed Flowers while he was with the Patriots know he is not a guy who is going to go out and be among the top sack leaders in the league. In fact, he has averaged seven per season over the last three years.

So, could the Lions still be looking for another pass rusher?

Embed from Getty Images

According to reports, 10 teams in the NFL have talked to the Houston Texans about trading for Pro Bowl DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney. Could one of those teams be the Lions?

Though Clowney is a great talent on the defensive side of the ball, I would be shocked if Lions’ GM Bob Quinn is seriously considering a trade.

The Texans are a team who needs help on the offensive line and that is not exactly something the Lions can afford to give up. Because of that, it is highly unlikely that the Lions are one of the 10 teams in contact with the Texans.

Nation, do you think the Lions should trade for Clowney?

Don Drysdale
I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!

Latest news

Jimmy Howard prepared to move on from Red Wings

Goaltender Jimmy Howard has been a fixture in the Detroit Red Wings crease on and off since he wrestled the starter's job away from...
- Advertisement -

Detroit Lions players, head coach Matt Patricia participate in Belle Isle march

A peaceful protest was held in Belle Isle, Michigan this afternoon and was organized by former Detroit Lions player Joique Bell. Among those who participated...

Detroit Red Wings sign D Albert Johansson

According to the Detroit Red Wings, they have signed defenseman Albert Johansson to a 3-year entry level contract. From Detroit Red Wings: Johansson, 19, was one...

Little Caesars Arena lit purple in show of solidarity

Little Caesars Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, will be lit purple through June 9th as a show of solidarity...

Related news

Detroit Lions players, head coach Matt Patricia participate in Belle Isle march

A peaceful protest was held in Belle Isle, Michigan this afternoon and was organized by former Detroit Lions player Joique Bell. Among those who participated...

Detroit Lions DL Trey Flowers posts emotional video to Instagram

Professional athletes continue to speak out about social injustice and police brutality. The latest Detroit Lions player to make his feelings known is DL Trey...

Detroit Lions release statement on re-opening of team facilities

According to the Detroit Lions, they will begin Phase 1 of their employee return-to-work protocol beginning on Wednesday, June 10. Players and coaches will continue...

Bleacher Report lists potential replacement for Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford is the Detroit Lions quarterback and barring something crazy happening, he will be the Lions quarterback for the foreseeable future. But what happens...
- Advertisement -