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Lions get LB Chris White from Bills in Thaddeus Lewis trade

The Detroit Lions got a linebacker from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for Thaddeus Lewis.


It turns out that the Detroit Lions did get a player back from the Buffalo Bills in their trade involving quarterback Thaddeus Lewis. They didn't get a wide receiver, though. Instead, the Lions acquired linebacker Chris White, according to Ian Rapoport.

White, who was drafted in the sixth round by the Bills in 2011, was active for 15 games last season. He recorded 11 tackles, and he had 8 tackles and a forced fumble in seven games in 2011.

This move makes it seem like the Lions aren't overly thrilled with what they've seen so far out of Rocky McIntosh. Cory Greenwood probably would have made the 53-man roster had he not gotten hurt, and it looked like his spot was going to go to McIntosh. However, now White may fill the role of a depth player at linebacker who will primarily contribute on special teams.

This trade isn't official just yet, but as long as no physicals are failed, it should be announced on Monday.

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