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Lions acquire DE Griffen in trade from Cowboys

by Mike Spector | Lions Correspondent |
Tue, Oct 27th 7:36pm EDT

The Detroit Lions have acquired defensive end Everson Griffen via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, per Michael Rothstein of ESPN. (Michael Rothstein)

Betting Impact:

The trade comes in advance of Detroit's Week 8 meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. Griffen should immediately help a pass rush that has just eight sacks on the year, which ranks 28th in the league. The Lions have sacked opposing quarterbacks on just 3.8% of their dropbacks this season. While this transaction did not ultimately affect the spread of Colts -3, the over/under has ticked down from 50.5 to 50, per BettingPros consensus odds.

Game: IND at DET Sun Nov 1st, 1:00pm ET | Categories: Transactions