There are certain things in life you can always count on such as death, taxes, and NFL roster turnover.
Every single year, every single team in the league looks different than it did the previous year and the 2019 Detroit Lions will be no different.
As training camp quickly approaches, one Lions veteran who could end up being traded (or even released) is running back Theo Riddick.
Riddick, who is 28 years old and has a $4.625 million cap hit in 2019, could be expendable if rookie sixth-round draft pick Ty Johnson proves in training camp that he can do the job.
Johnson certainly has the speed, but in order to fully replace Riddick he will have to prove he can be productive catching the ball out of the backfield. During his final season at Maryland, Johnson only caught six passes for 22 yards in nine games.
If Johnson can prove himself worthy, don’t be surprised at all if Riddick is dealt before the start of the 2019 campaign.