Lions to trade for a veteran wide receiver from Houston Texans

The “Absolutely Stacked” team implores the Lions to trade for a veteran wide receiver.

The Houston Texans now have a plenty of wide receiver depth after acquiring Stefon Diggs, something the Detroit Lions might utilize.

According to ESPN’s Bill Barnwell, the clubs might support one another. The Lions are reportedly interested in trading for veteran wide receiver Robert Woods, which would provide the Texans with a draft pick and some salary cap relief. Additionally, it would enable the Lions to make up for some of the output that was lost when Josh Reynolds, a receiver, left in free agency.

The “Odd Man Out” is Robert Woods.
The Texans have a very deep wide receiver group, according to Barnwell, with Diggs joining Tank Dell, Nico Collins, and the gifted John Metchie, who is anticipated to fully recover after missing his rookie season due to a leukemia diagnosis and having a rough start to the season last year.

He pointed out that Woods’ contract is a little heavy on the salary cap and that the significant additions to the wide receiver position could make him expendable.
Woods, who earns a basic salary of $6.3 million this season and doesn’t play much on special teams, is probably going to be the odd man out, according to Barnwell. Only $1.3 million of that total is assured, but if Woods refuses to accept a wage cut, the Texans will probably cut him. for the remaining amount or retire.

The Lions could provide another option, potentially trading for Woods and giving the Texans salary cap relief along with a mid-round draft pick swap, Barnwell speculated.

Woods, an 11-year veteran who started his career with the Buffalo Bills in 2013, made 40 receptions for 426 yards and one touchdown last season.

Lions Have Room in Receiver Room

As ESPN’s Eric Woodyard noted, the Lions have an opening at the No. 3 receiver spot after the departure of Reynolds in free agency. He was a reliable third option last season, leaning on the chemistry he built with quarterback Jared Goff during their time on the Los Angeles Rams while making 40 receptions for 608 yards and five touchdowns.

“Although the Lions have [Amon-Ra] St. Brown, an All-Pro, and Pro Bowl tight end Sam LaPorta returning, there’s an opportunity for someone to step into a big role,” Woodyard wrote. “Third-year receiver Jameson Williams will certainly be in the mix in addition to Donovan Peoples-Jones and Antoine Green. Former Illinois receiver Isaiah Williams was also signed as an undrafted free agent rookie and could be a steal.”

This offseason, the Lions made a significant investment to upgrade its wide receiver group. The Lions and St. Brown reached a four-year deal agreement worth over $120 million, including $77 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
St. Brown expressed gratitude to the group for looking after its own after signing the agreement.

“If you play well and you’re a great teammate and everything, you’re going to get rewarded,” St. Brown told reporters. “The Lions have shown that. No one can say anything that the Lions don’t pay their players. They’ve clearly shown that they are going to reward you with good play.”

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