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Lions trade rumors: Detroit 'looking to bolster' secondary

The Detroit Lions are reportedly "making calls" in order to potentially trade for some secondary help.

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With the final round of roster cuts fast approaching, a lot of players are about to become available across the NFL. Many players will be claimed off waivers, and others will simply find new teams as free agents. And some players will even end up switching teams by being traded.

The Detroit Lions will certainly be exploring all of their options this weekend, and it seems they are already taking a look at potentially making a trade. Specifically, it appears that they are interested in acquiring some secondary help, at least that's what Jason La Canfora reported on Tuesday night.

(Note: You probably should disregard the Cleveland Browns section of that tweet. I'm pretty sure La Canfora meant that the Browns are gauging interest from other teams in their own defensive line, not gauging their own interest in the Lions' defensive line.)

Given the state of the Lions' secondary, this news is hardly surprising. The Lions could stand to make upgrades in the depth department at both cornerback and safety (especially with Don Carey dealing with a hamstring injury). Heck, they could even stand to make an upgrade at nickelback by finding someone more talented than Bill Bentley. It's going to be tough to find anybody who is capable of making a major impact with the start of the regular season nearly here, but it certainly doesn't hurt to look, I suppose.

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