The 2013 NFL Trade Deadline came in like a Lions but went out like a lamb. Over the last couple pf days names like Jared Allen, Kenny Britt, Hakeem Nicks Josh Gordon and even Adrian Peterson were mentioned in trade rumors. But at the end of the day there was only one minor move made by the Patriots acquiring Issac Sopoaga and a sixth round pick for a 5th round pick.
The Lions were among the teams involved in rumors about trading for a wide receiver. Kenny Britt, Josh Gordon and Hakeem Nicks were all rumored to be targets at one point. But the Lions held their ground apparently confident that Nate Burleson’s return would fill the need at Wide Receiver.
No moves mean that tradeable assets like Mikel Leshoure and Kellen Moore will remain on the Lion inactive list week after week. That said it is nice to talk about depth on a Lions team that hasn’t had it in recent years.
Detroit Lions broadcaster Dan Miller and Detroitlions.com insider weighed on the trade deadline via twitter.
This isn’t the MLB or NHL, big trades just don’t happen that often in the NFL at the deadline. Like I said earlier, I’ll be home for dinner.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) October 29, 2013
Didn’t understand fascination some had w/ trading Leshoure. If something happens to Bell, he’s worth way more than 6/7 rounder to Lions.
— Dan Miller (@DanMillerFox2) October 29, 2013
So go Lions fans hopes of opening an October Christmas present. But the Lions are 5-3 isn’t that gift enough?