That was fast! LB Peterson traded to Lions

BigBob

Registered Member
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Lions defensive tackle Cory Redding has been traded to Seattle for linebacker Julian Peterson.

The Lions also are sending the Seahawks a fifth-round draft choice to complete the deal.

Redding signed a seven-year, $47.8 million contract to stay in Detroit in 2007, when the team decided to move him from defensive end. Former Lions coach Rod Marinelli believed Redding would be able to help the "three-technique" defensive tackle format.

Though Redding didn't produce the desired sacks, he is considered a talented, developing player who is still in his prime.

In acquiring Peterson, the Lions are getting a Pro Bowl-caliber linebacker who can get to the quarterback.

This week, the Seahawks asked Peterson to take a pay cut. He rejected that request and trade talks started around the league. The Lions moved quickly.

Peterson has 46 career sacks and has been to five Pro Bowls. He signed a seven-year, $54 million contract to join the Seahawks in 2006.

With Peterson, Lofa Tatupu and franchise player Leroy Hill on the roster, the Seahawks had $20.7 million of their cap tied up at linebacker.
Well that was fast, wasn't it?

Lions are doing all the right things so far this off season to not have another 0-16 team.
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
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#2
The Lions just got one of the best Linebackers in the league. I've always been a fan of him, the man gets the job done. I especially liked watching him in San Francisco. He's definitely going to improve the Lions defense. Good move by the Lions organazation.
 

Millz

LGB
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This was a good move for Detroit...at least they are trying. I'm not sure how much of an impact this will have but at least the fans can see the efforts.