Trade for Sims would be another great deal for Lions
Give credit to Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. With a 2-30 record the last two years, free agents are not exactly lining up to move to Detroit. The top two he signed — Kyle Vanden Bosch and Nate Burleson — jumped at the move because they are familiar with the coaching staff.
So Mayhew has made deals. He traded a pick to Cleveland for defensive guard Corey Williams which was a steal. Also, he made a deal with Atlanta for cornerback Chris Houston. Detroit got the best of both of those moves.
Now the Lions, along with Philadelphia, Chicago and Cleveland, are in the mix for a deal which would ship the starting left guard Rob Sims out of Seattle. Sims signed a one-year $1.1 million tender with the Seahawks this week which cleared the way for a trade.
It would be another great move for Mayhew and the Lions because Sims would fill one of their biggest holes at left guard.
Seattle is reportedly looking to trade him because he would not fit in with the zone-blocking scheme that new coach Pete Carroll will install.
Sims started 14 games at left guard for the Seahawks last season.
There’s only one reason some Lions fans might not like him. He was a fourth-round pick in 2006 out of -- Ohio State.