Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) warms up before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Detroit Lions may consider trading Calvin Johnson


The Detroit Lions added Golden Tate from the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks during free agency, and that was it for the team as far as adding another option opposite star wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

Detroit did add tight end Eric Ebron in the first-round of the draft, and now it appears that they could be planning another move that would shock the NFL world.

On Monday morning, a rumor was passed along from the Dan Patrick Show that says the Lions may be considering trading Calvin Johnson. Michael Ginnitt of Sportsrac passed along what he heard.

It would make sense for the Lions to look for some cap relief, but trading one of the best players your franchise has had in recent memory would be a stunning move.

The following is pure speculation, but with two first-round picks in 2015 and a lot of cap space, the Cleveland Browns would be an interesting trade partner for the Lions if they do end up looking to move Johnson from the Motor City.

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  • Dewight Marice Mitchell

    SHUT IT….

  • Joseph A. McCarthy Jr.

    bullshit… if the Lions were even thinking for one iota of a second about trading him, it would go completely against every move they’ve made this offseason. It’s been about one thing and one thing only: Matt Stafford. Bringing in Caldwell, Lombardi, and Cooter…Signing Tate and drafting Ebron….All with Stafford in mind. So now they’re going to trade away his best weapon? stop it.

  • Wayne Davis

    Ridiculous…these bs stories abt him an Peterson are stupid

  • http://sidelionreport.com/ Zac Snyder

    There isn’t any salary cap savings to be had for two years: http://sidelionreport.com/2014/05/12/detroit-lions-calvin-johnson-trade-talk/