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Sources: Lions to Acquire Williams

Browns to Trade DT Corey Williams to the Lions

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On the surface a trade that proposes sending Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Corey Williams to the Detroit Lions on Friday may not seem like a big deal. But it could influence the NFL draft on April 22 with the Lions choosing second overall.

If Willliams lands with the Lions for a low draft pick, as sources say, he is expected to return to the role he played with his original team, the Green Bay Packers, which allowed him to play a more aggressive style which is commonly called a three technique. The Packers designated him as a franchise player in 2008 but traded him to the Browns for a second-round draft pick.

Williams could also be part of a revamped defensive front-four for the Lions and would free them up to select Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh over Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy if both defensive tackles are available at No. 2. Suh is considered by many NFL evaluators to be more versatile along the defensive front. The Lions also have not ruled out trading down a few slots to collect an extra draft pick and still land another impact player, either on defense or the offensive line.

Williams is scheduled to take a physical on Friday to finalize the Browns and Lions trade.

The Lions also will pursue free agent defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch, who once played for coach Jim Schwartz, the former defensive coordinator of the Titans. Vanden Bosch could have other suitors. The Seahawks also are expected to consider Vanden Bosch and Aaron Kampman as potential pass-rush defensive ends.

In dealing Williams, the Browns would pick up their 12th pick for next month's NFL draft and league sources say they have been very active in discussions with other teams regarding potential trades and free agency signings, including restricted free agents who would require draft pick compensation. The Browns have made it known that former Pro Bowl nose tackle Shaun Rogers is available for trade.






NFL Player Bio: Corey Williams

[ Edited by PTulini on Mar 4, 2010 at 20:31:03 ]
  • ImaMod
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lions can haz russel okung? bucs can haz mccoy?

[ Edited by ImaMod on Mar 4, 2010 at 20:15:01 ]
I wanted williams a couple years ago, but I forgot about him now. What did he do in CLE?
this is going to change the draft a lot!
Keep the alerts coming!!!
Originally posted by pelos21:
Keep the alerts coming!!!

I'm gonna do my best to keep you guys updated. I love this s**t!
Done deal:

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/05/browns-agree-to-trade-veteran-dl-williams-to-lions-2/
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i hope the lions get better. No team deserves to go through this kind of s**ttyness for all this time. Except the raiders.
Originally posted by NickV:
i hope the lions get better. No team deserves to go through this kind of s**ttyness for all this time. Except the raiders.

I agree, I'd like to see them knock the packers out of the playoffs every eyar
Originally posted by NickV:
i hope the lions get better. No team deserves to go through this kind of s**ttyness for all this time. Except the cowboys/jets.

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They are also looking to add Kyle Vanden Bosch.

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Adam_Shefter: Lions HC Jim Schwartz pulled a page out of Rex Ryan's playbook and showed up at Kyle Vanden Bosch's house in Nashville tonight to recruit him.


[ Edited by PTulini on Mar 4, 2010 at 22:05:41 ]
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by NickV:
i hope the lions get better. No team deserves to go through this kind of s**ttyness for all this time. Except the cowboys/jets/nfc west.

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Originally posted by YuNGaCE:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by NickV:
i hope the lions get better. No team deserves to go through this kind of s**ttyness for all this time. Except the cowboys/jets/nfc west/rest of NFL besides DET.

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Originally posted by PTulini:
They are also looking to add Kyle Vanden Bosch.

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Adam_Shefter: Lions HC Jim Schwartz pulled a page out of Rex Ryan's playbook and showed up at Kyle Vanden Bosch's house in Nashville tonight to recruit him.

Lions are the kings of acquiring washed up players
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Originally posted by ImaMod:
Originally posted by PTulini:
They are also looking to add Kyle Vanden Bosch.

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Adam_Shefter: Lions HC Jim Schwartz pulled a page out of Rex Ryan's playbook and showed up at Kyle Vanden Bosch's house in Nashville tonight to recruit him.

Lions are the kings of acquiring washed up players

KVB is a good player if you have strong interior players. If the addition of Williams and the drafting of Suh/McCoy beef up the interior, then KVB should play at a near pro-bowl level.