As the trade deadline approaches in the NFL, teams around the league are working the phones to strike a deal. While most of these moves are strictly business decisions, they could affect the rest of the players in the locker room.
Earlier today, the Detroit Lions decided to send Quandre Diggs to the Seahawks for draft compensation.
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Lions sent Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round pick.
Detroit's decision to move on from Diggs isn't sitting well with star cornerback Darius Slay.
Slay reacted to the news on Twitter, and it's really obvious that he's upset to see Diggs go.
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Slay is the unquestioned leader of the Lions' secondary. He's played extremely well in recent years, making the Pro Bowl for two-straight seasons.
It's an interesting move by Detroit when you consider the fact that Diggs signed a three-year deal with the team back in 2018. There are still two years remaining on his contract, which should cost Seattle roughly $12 million during that span.
Seattle has a loaded front seven on defense, but the secondary has struggled this year. With the Rams and 49ers both looking sharp on offense, adding another defensive back certainly helps.