On Wednesday, we joked that the Lions would use their priority in the waiver process to land former Eagles receiver Hank Baskett.
We whipped out the running gag again with respect to the Chiefs decision to dump Turk McBride, a second-round pick in 2007.
But we were serious regarding McBride, given that Lions defensive coordinator Gunter Cunningham served in that same role when McBride was drafted by the Chiefs.
And, as it turns out, the Lions used their place in the front of the line (hey, at least they’re first at something) to land McBride.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions, Bears, and Jaguars submitted waiver claims for McBride’s contract.
The claims were made despite reports that McBride has guaranteed base salaries in his contract, presumably because he has yet to achieve his one-time playing-time incentive.
We also pointed out that he’s actually moving to a team that has won more games since he entered the league. The Lions have seven wins since the start of the 2007 season; the Chiefs have won only six.