WXYT's Tony Ortiz reported moments ago that the Lions have traded Roy Williams to the Cowboys for at least a first-round pick. I confirmed that a deal has been reached with a league source moments ago, though I don't know the exact terms. Either way, I think the deal is a feather in the cap for new general manager Martin Mayhew. Had the Lions waited until the offseason, when they would have franchised Williams and tried dealing him, it's unlikely they would have received a better deal.
Also, the Lions just confirmed my report from this morning that Jon Kitna has been placed on injured reserve. Dan Orlovsky is the Lions' new starting quarterback.
I'll have more information later after talking to all parties involved.
Labels: Detroit Lions, Jon Kitna, Martin Mayhew, Roy Williams