Report: Kitna traded to Dallas
Busy day here in Detroit. First the Lions sign a couple of middle-tier free agents, then they miss out on Matt Cassel, now it appears they've traded quarterback Jon Kitna to Dallas for a couple "late picks."
The National Football Post is reporting the deal. Lions spokesperson Bill Keenist said the team has "nothing to confirm" at this point, and I haven't got any calls back from anyone in the organization or Kitna's agent, Mike Moye.
The Lions were trying to trade Kitna before his $1-million bonus was due next week, when they would have cut him without a deal. Perhaps the Cassel trade forced Dallas' hand. The Cowboys were looking for a veteran backup for Tony Romo, and it's possible the Patriots would have wanted insurance in case anything went wrong with Tom Brady before the season.