The Detroit Lions are in need of an additional edge rusher to pair with Aidan Hutchinson, and Haason Reddick of the Philadelphia Eagles has been identified as a potential trade target. Reddick is being allowed to seek a trade and is entering the final year of his contract, with a $16 million total due. The Eagles may need to agree to a trade before a $1 million roster bonus becomes due on March 15. Reddick has accumulated 27 sacks over the last two seasons and is regarded as one of the top stand-up edge rushers in the league.By the Numbers
- Reddick has 27 sacks over the last two seasons, ranking sixth in the league.
- He is due to make $16 million total, with a $21.87 million cap hit in 2024.
Other teams may be vying for Reddick, potentially offering better draft picks and contracts, creating uncertainty for the Lions' pursuit.State of Play
- The Lions are in need of a proven edge rusher, with Reddick being a potential option.
- Acquiring Reddick would require a contract extension, and the trade cost may be less important than fitting an extension into the Lions' plan.
- Competition from other teams may impact the Lions' pursuit of Reddick.
Time will tell how realistic an option Reddick proves to be for the Lions, as they aim to make notable moves to acquire a proven edge rusher this offseason.Bottom Line
The Detroit Lions are eyeing Haason Reddick as a potential solution to their edge rusher needs, but they face competition and uncertainty in their pursuit of the Philadelphia Eagles' standout.
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