After the season is over, that’s another story.

Your privacy is safe with us. It doesn’t add up. Relationships make deals and Flores/Patricia/Quinn certainly have one from New England days.

The Athletic's Sheil Kapadia recently proposed the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles making a training camp trade, swapping back-seven defenders (paid). Once again the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford has been the subject of trade talk, but he’s still not going anywhere yet.

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My phone alerted me to an email a little after 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Lions have been in the middle of multiple rumors as the Oct. 29 NFL Trade Deadline approaches.

Can the Lions pull it together and win some games? I only saw a snippet of the subject in the preview. His speed to the football and instincts would offer him more opportunities to find the field on defense in this scheme, either in subpackage MIKE work or as an every-down WILL. Video: Senator Sasse Rips Astros as 'Miserable Cheaters' During SCOTUS Hearing, Bob Quinn shouldn't be making major decisions if he's out in 2021, Matthew Stafford must play better to turn the Lions season around, Detroit Lions: 3 reasons for fans to R-E-L-A-X. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn called rumors the team had been in talks to move Matthew Stafford "100% false!!" If you need help with the Public File, call (313) 222-0566. The NFL trade deadline is 4 p.m. one of the easiest remaining schedules in the league. This scenario presumably means Lions general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia are relieved of their duties. It's what they do. That’s a revitalized position for GM Bob Quinn to be in as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches rapidly. A loss Sunday almost certainly would have eliminated the Lions from viable playoff contention. Cue Stafford – a quality quarterback that can carry a team when needed. I've been told the #Lions have been aggressively scouring the running back market for trade availability over the last week.

Players could have learned anything new from those coaches and adjustments could have been made. Lions have gotten calls about Slay, though it would take a lot to pry him out of Detroit. He’s the star of this team and the most obvious choice for trade bait. Here are four worthy of Quinn at least picking up the phone and calling his GM counterparts about their availability. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. The rumors, which can’t be tied to either team actually having any conversations about the matter, are that the Dallas Cowboys would make a move for the Lions signal-caller. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved. The Detroit Lions are once again struggling. To make things worse, the team is getting draft picks in return for Stafford because getting players that will play for a different coach doesn’t make much sense either.

Detroit promoted him from their active roster back in November and he’s been on and off of their roster ever since. At 1-3 head coach, Matt Patricia has these Motor City cats off to a slow start, and his seat continues to get hotter. They were blown out and outplayed in two other games while sneaking out one victory in between. Please check your email for a confirmation. Cleveland traded him to the Lions coming out of the preseason in exchange for a conditional 2022 seven-round draft pick. He’s one of the savviest pass rushers in the league, but also plays the run well. The Detroit Lions could want to get more big plays in 2019, and a significant way to do that would be to add more playmakers, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Let the new coach or general manager pick the players they want on their team, not the old regime. Kapadia's proposal: Even swap of Lions linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin for Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones. On Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported teams were calling the Lions about cornerback Darius Slay: Here’s another name that bears watching as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches: Lions’ CB Darius Slay, per league sources. Even after potential target Kenyan Drake was dealt by the Dolphins to the Cardinals on Monday morning, there are still some players who are possibly available who could help this Lions team make a playoff push.

Also, if a general manager or coaching change was going to be made, you’d think it would have happened ahead of the bye week. Don’t let the big number scare you; that’s a below-market rate for a double-digit sack contributor, and the Lions have ample cap room to make it work. 3 QB on the team’s depth chart behind Allen and Alex Smith.. As one might expect, the relationship between Haskins and the WFT coaching staff has turned … A 1-3 record sure takes away the positive outlook on a season. Yahoo's Charles Robinson reported Sunday that the Lions were aggressively scouring the running back market following Kerryon Johnson's injury, with Dolphins' Kenyan Drake mentioned as a possible target. With the Detroit Lions holding a 1-3 record and quarterback Matthew Stafford healthy, evidently,  2020 is the year to trade the team’s franchise-leading quarterback. Now the Lions can be buyers…if Quinn chooses. Now #Dolphins' Kenyan Drake appears to be headed out of Miami. The Lions’ biggest need is a pass rusher who can create pressure without needing scheming to help him. Trading away players for the next coaching regime before knowing who they are is another thing completely. Lacy bounced on and off the Lions’ active roster throughout the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

A loss Sunday almost certainly would have eliminated the Lions from viable playoff contention.

He’s on the books for $11.5 million in 2020. There’s an aura of negativity clouded over the city of Detroit and their entire fanbase at the moment. The team would have had plenty of time for newly appointed coaches to adjust and transition.

He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter. We know Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott, unfortunately, suffered a gruesome ankle injury and we wish him a speedy recovery. With the Detroit Lions holding a 1-3 record and quarterback Matthew Stafford healthy, evidently, 2020 is the year to trade the team’s franchise-leading quarterback. Getting what you can today in hopes that it’s better tomorrow is foolish.

Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. The win changes that. — Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) October 12, 2020. Sunday’s win over the New York Giants evened the Detroit Lions record at 3-3-1. Sunday’s win over the New York Giants evened the Detroit Lions record at 3-3-1. As proven in 2019, the Lions are weak at quarterback behind Stafford. Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars: Week 6 game preview, Detroit Lions preached consistency over the bye week, Most Disappointing Draft Picks In the 2000’s. The team already traded away safety Quandre Diggs to Seattle last week. Another thing that doesn’t add up would be the rumored trade with the Cowboys and potential compensation., steadfastly insisted they are not trading Pro Bowl LT Trent Williams, Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift nominated for NFL Ground Player of Week 6, Detroit Lions sign DT Albert Huggins to the practice squad, Studs and Duds Week 6: Swift leads the charge to victory, Lions now sit 11th in 2021 NFL Draft order after Week 6, Look: Top photos from the Lions big win over the Jaguars, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. They have steadfastly insisted they are not trading Pro Bowl LT Trent Williams, but Skins GM Bruce Allen has to at least consider dealing aging assets for future return. But not without Stafford.

According to Justin Rogers, the Lions promoted QB David Blough from their practice squad to the active roster and activated OL Joe Dahl off the injured reserve.. Blough, 25, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue back in May of last year. Stafford would go from one 1-3 team to another in Dallas. The Cowboys have quarterback Andy Dalton and shouldn’t be desperate, yet a Stafford trade rumor pops up. UPDATE: Arizona has reached agreement in principle to trade a conditional 2020 draft pick to Miami for RB Kenyan Drake, league sources tell ESPN. The Detroit Lions have endured an up and down start to the 2019 ... With this type of trade, the Lions could turn around their 2019 season and be a force into the future. That’s a revitalized position for GM Bob Quinn to be in as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches rapidly. ... rumors … We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. I think Justin Rogers of The Detroit News says it best: A lot of tweets/emails asking about trading Stafford to Dallas.

The Lions would potentially gain draft capital or needed players for giving up their leader on offense. Also, if Quinn and Patricia are on the way out, why would ownership allow Quinn to facilitate this trade? For Reeves-Maybin, this would be an opportunity to shift back to a 43 scheme (the Eagles defensive coordinator is former-Lions coach Jim Schwartz and they run his 43 Wide-9 scheme) which would highlight his strengths. General manager and coaching changes could surely be a factor, but right now, it’s a complete unknown. In 2019, Lacy appeared in seven games and recorded three receptions for 60 yards receiving (20 YPC) and no touchdowns.

But if there’s a CB-needy team out there, Slay will draw interest. Headlines. Matthew Stafford, Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images).

Related: NFL trade rumors It would not be a surprise if this rumor picked up steam ahead of the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline. It also would have ruled out any benefit of being a buyer at the trade deadline. I didn't see the rest of the subject or the body, but I knew instantly where Jackson was heading. The 31-year-old has made the last three Pro Bowls, thanks to at least 11 sacks in every season. 2019 Detroit Lions free agency news and rumor tracker Providing live updates as the Lions 2019 free agency period begins. In that case, draft picks would make the most sense.

Kerrigan would be an absolutely perfect fit in Detroit and Matt Patricia’s defense. Should the Detroit Lions attempt to hire Dan Quinn?

ET on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Maybe with Stafford’s high school connections to the state of Texas. Despite reporting earlier in the day that they were releasing second-year cornerback Michael Jackson, the Detroit Lions have instead opted to trade him to New England Patriots for an undisclosed draft pick in 2022. A better performing defense behind him and he might have a playoff win to his name. With winnable games remaining, why pack it in and give up on 2020? It’s certainly possible.

Here's the reality: It's a GM, on the hottest of seats, essentially resigning while making a move with long-term ramifications for his replacement, including a more than $20M cap hit in 2021. The Cowboys chance in the NFC East might still be better, but it’s not a great improvement. Stafford should remain with the Detroit Lions through this season at a minimum. Will the Detroit Lions make a trade ahead of the NFL Trade Deadline this week? Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Detroit Lions and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. Detroit Tigers trade and free agent rumors from The Pats have in the past bough low on other teams’ castoffs. Jackson was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with pick 158 in the 2019 NFL draft -- 12 picks after the Lions selected Amani Oruwariuye -- but he failed to make their roster and signed on to their practice squad. NFL Trade Deadline 2019: Detroit Lions trade rumor mill Latest Lions rumors ahead of Oct. 29 deadline Hat tip to Kent Platte of Pride of Detroit for the idea here!

With 12 games left to play, these Detroit Lions have one of the easiest remaining schedules in the league.