Early Wednesday, the Lions acquired defensive lineman Michael Brockers from the Rams. The cost? A 2023 seventh-round pick, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter).
Lions GM Brad Holmes kicked off his new responsibilities by shipping Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles in a blockbuster trade. This week, he went back to the Rams’ well for Brockers, a 2012 first-round pick who was a bit too pricey for L.A., even though he’s been productive. Last year, Brockers notched five sacks and 51 total stops in 15 games (all stars).
The Rams re-upped Brockers last year on a three-year, $24MM deal after his would-be Ravens agreement fell through. Brockers was a good bet to get cut, saving $6.17MM against the cap with $3.67MM in dead money. Instead, they got something in exchange for him — even if it’s not all that much.
Brockers will join Trey Flowers and newly re-signed edge rusher Romeo Okwara in the Lions’ front seven. Meanwhile, last year’s top nose tackle Danny Shelton is out of the picture following his release.
21 comments on “Rams Trade Michael Brockers To Lions For Seventh-Round Pick”
LOL, here we go again…. everyone come to Detroit for the big pay day, feign an injury, play like sh** when you’re actually on the field, then leave with your check.
You have zero clue as to what you are talking about. You’re the SOL fan who looks for any chance to bash and criticize without knowing anything about what’s happening. Get a life.
Zero clue what I’m talking about, after watching the same thing happen year after year? (Us bringing guys in for mega $$$$ then walk right back out the door without providing an ounce of production)… and yeah, I don’t have to look very hard at all for a “chance to bash and criticize” this organization when they literally provide multiple instances worthy of bashing and criticism daily. As a 20+ year season ticket holder that finally got off the Honolulu-blue Kool-Aid wagon a few years back, I likely know just a tad more than the average Lions fan about “what’s going on.” You keep drinking though my friend, you go stop that steal.
Except I think Barney’s right here because it doesn’t seem you know what you’re talking about. First off, there’s no “big pay day”. Brockers has 2 years and under $20M left on his contract and there’s no extension, so it doesn’t harm Detroit’s cap. He’s going to have to play well if he wants to earn another solid contract after what’s left of a deal in which he’s underpaid. You also imply that this is another case of “bringing guys in for mega money” when it’s not mega money since you’re trading for a player with a contract in place and it’s a 2023 7th round pick you’re sending out. Sounds like you’d rather them not try, which would be stupid.
Boom goes the dynamite!
Boom is right, kool-aid drinker!
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How’s that going again?
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Damn that was robbery.
Robbery for Brockers? Absolutely. Still gets to be paid for playing like garbage. New Lions regime, same Lions story.
That’s a great deal for Detroit unless his play drops off.
This is why Detroit sucks every year. Trade for a guy that had a good year because he played next to Aaron Donald. He gets paid too much and is going into his 10th year. Another bad deal for the Lions.
2 years 16 mill. He’s making 8 mill AAV.
8 mill is hardly “too much” by NFL contract sizes these days.
The Lions can cut him at any time with no dead money. The only real risk is not signing someone for the same money that would be better. Not sure who that unicorn would be.
Irony is brockers was saying Rams “leveled up” with stafford trade for goff. Now he is going to Detroit with goff awkward lol
Lions also signed Jamal Williams to a 2-year deal.
What a steal for the lions. I loved this guy, he made Russell Wilson (goody two shoes) run for his life !
They couldn’t get anything better than a 7th round pick? Very interesting
A 7th rounder in 2023…great deal for Detroit without any defensive lineman but hopefully they can restructure the money to get some cap space.
The reason he was shipped out was because he couldn’t agree with the Rams to restructure his deal.