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Trade deadline passes, Lions stick with Eric Ebron

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After much speculation, Detroit chose to hold onto Eric Ebron through Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.

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Aside from some late night sparks, an early morning shocker and some deadline hullabaloo between the Browns and Bengals, the NFL’s trade deadline managed to live up to its reputation of being a relatively ho-hum event.

Detroit’s most talked about trade commodity was Eric Ebron, the tight end who has struggled to live up to the set of expectations that came along with being the tenth overall pick in 2013’s NFL Draft.

Starting early Sunday morning, Ebron was rumored to have teams calling to inquire about acquiring him via trade according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Later that day, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio said Ebron was “almost surely” going to be dealt before Tuesday’s trade deadline, but after the clock struck 4 p.m. ET, Ebron is still a member of the Detroit Lions.

Ebron, as he usually does, took to Twitter after the deadline to send out a message:

Through seven games in 2017, Erbon has just 15 catches for 160 yards and one touchdown, and has his lowest catch percentage in his four seasons in the NFL (46.9 percent).