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Lions trade CB Johnson Bademosi to the Patriots for 2019 sixth-round pick

The special teams ace will join the New England Patriots

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Bob Quinn has already shown he has a good working relationship with his former team, the New England Patriots. Once again, Quinn has managed a trade with his former team, sending Detroit Lions cornerback Johnson Bademosi to New England, as first reported by the Detroit Free Press.

Bademosi was one of Bob Quinn’s first signings as the Lions’ general manager in 2016. He was given a pretty hefty contract for a player that excels mostly as a special teams player. But it paid off in 2016, as Bademosi was a special teams standout and even tallied three starts for the team.

But with so many additions to the Lions’ secondary this year—including second-round pick Teez Tabor, free agent DJ Hayden and fifth-round pick Jamal Agnew—it made Bademosi quite expendable. There was no guarantee he would have even made the team had Detroit not traded him.

We’re still waiting to hear what the Lions got in return, but whatever they got would have been more than simply cutting him.

UPDATE:

It appears the Lions will free up some cap space with the trade and will not get a player in return, instead receiving an undisclosed pick.

UPDATE #2:

Well, there you have it. That’s the second 2019 draft pick that the Lions have received while making trades leading up to cut day. The Lions also received a 2019 fifth-round pick after trading away Laken Tomlinson to the 49ers.

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