The Lions and general manager Bob Quinn are not going to stand pat at the trade deadline.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Lions have traded safety Quandre Diggs and a seventh-round pick in 2021 to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-rounder.

 

Moving Diggs, who was due for a significant pay bump from $2.7 million to $5 million in 2020, allows the Lions to save around $3.5 million in cap space heading into next season. 

As a captain, Diggs was expected to be a key cog in the defense, even more so after the departure of Glover Quin. 

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Yes, he had plenty of missed tackles on the year. However, after being a Pro Bowl alternate just a year ago, Diggs was considered one of the more underrated safeties in the game.

For only a fifth-round pick, the Seahawks landed a true leader and an enforcer in the secondary.  

You can't help but wonder if this trade is a sign that the Lions will be "sellers" at the deadline.

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