According to multiple reports, the Detroit Lions have traded the Jacksonville Jaguars for K Riley Patterson. The Lions are reportedly sending a late-round pick (conditional 7th Round pick according to Ari Meirov) to the Jaguars in exchange for Patterson. Patterson, who is 23, started off his NFL career with the Lions back in 2021. During the 2022 season with the Jaguars, he connected on 30 of 35 field goal attempts, including hitting a long of 53 yards.
- The Lions have traded the Jaguars for Patterson
- The Lions are sending a late-round pick to the Jaguars
- During the 2022 season, Patterson connected on 30-of-35 field goal attempts.
Why it Matters for Detroit Lions and Riley Patterson
With the Lions acquiring Patterson, they now have three kickers on the roster. Patterson joins Michael Badgley, who re-signed with the Lions following the 2022 season, and John Parker Romo, who was recently signed as a free agent. A corresponding move to the trade has not yet been revealed, and it would not be surprising to see Romo released. Stay tuned.