Just a Quick Hit for you all, and I’m guessing the death knell for Stu Schweigert: Tom Kowalski at Mlive is reporting just 20 minutes ago that the Lions have traded an undisclosed draft pick for Buffalo Safety Ko Simpson.
Simpson should be pencilled in as a starter next to Delmas. Originally a 4th round choice in 2006 (I think) he was edged out of his starting spot in a crowded Buffalo secondary. He should be an improvement over either Manuel or Pearson starting. I’m pretty sure your 4 S as of 4pm tomorrow will be Delmas, Simpson, Pearson, and Manuel.
I must once again hand it to Mayhew for his deft trading hand. The team saw none of their pack of safeties differentiate themselves to earn the start next to Delmas, so he went out and got someone (whom I’m assuming the coaching staff took a good look at as they watched the Buffalo Bills play yesterday) I’m assuming it was for less that a 4th — maybe one of Detroit’s extra 5ths or a 6th.