According to Howard Balzer, the Detriot Lions worked out a pair of cornerbacks on Thursday, including former San Francisco 49ers fourth-round pick, Dontae Johnson.
Lions tryouts reported: CBs Dontae Johnson (cut by Bills Tuesday), Horace Richardson.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 1, 2018
In 64 career games (22 starts), Johnson has 124 solo tackles, two interceptions, and 21 passes defended.
In addition to Johnson, the Lions worked out Horace Richardson.
Detroit Lions’ GM Bob Quinn proves he’s focused on WINNING a Super Bowl
When the 2017 NFL season was finally in the books and the offseason was upon us, one of the biggest questions was whether or not the Detroit Lions and Golden Tate would come to an agreement on a contract extension.
Well, that time passed without the two sides reaching an agreement and the 2018 season began. Then As the Oct. 30 NFL trade deadline approached, the Tate trade rumors started to swirl around and I started getting nervous.
Avoid the big mistake
You see, extending (or re-signing) Tate is a move I have been firmly against from Day 1. So, when rumors started flying that Tate could end up being traded, I got a bit excited. Even if we were only able to get back a fourth-round pick, I would have been excited, mostly because it meant Lions GM Bob Quinn was not willing to waste a ton of cash on a receiver who will be 31 for the 2019 season. After all, extending an “older” receiver who is likely going to demand a 3-4 year deal worth $12 million + per season would have been a big mistake that could end up crippling the Lions down the road.
As the deadline got closer and closer, I came to the conclusion in my head that the Lions were going to hold on to Tate for the rest of the season, at least. My fear then was if Quinn would be dumb enough to pay Tate what he was sure to demand if he decided to test the waters in free agency.
In fact, I even jumped on the Detroit Sports Nation Twitter account, which I rarely do and tweeted out my thoughts on the chances of Tate being traded.
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