The Lions have reportedly traded former first round pick and starting linebacker Ernie Sims to the Philadelphia Eagles in a three-team deal. The trade also sends veteran tight-end Tony Scheffler from Denver to Detroit, and a 5th round pick from Philly to Denver.
This trade is dumbfounding. Are the Lions planning another splash in free agency (Keith Bullock, perhaps)? Are the Lions planning on doing something crazy with the second overall pick? It seems all the Lions have done is confirm that TE Brandon Pettigrew’s recovery is behind schedule, and opened up another gaping hole on defense.
Don’t get it.