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Kevin Barnes says he’s been traded to Detroit

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The Lions started whittling their roster down to 75 men earlier on Monday, but they appear to have made a move in the other direction as well.

Cornerback Kevin Barnes told John Keim of the Washington Examiner that he has been traded to the Lions. Neither team has confirmed the deal and no terms have been announced, but Barnes told Keim that he’s spoken to Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen and Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew about the deal.

“I’m excited,” Barnes said. “I guess they saw something they liked.”

Barnes was the third cornerback for the Redskins last season, picking up 26 tackles and two interceptions in 15 games. The 2009 third-round pick played 29 games for the Redskins overall, but lost his spot on the depth chart to free agent signee Cedric Griffin during training camp. The Lions have been searching for players at cornerback throughout the offseason and their search hit a snag on Saturday when starters Chris Houston and Bill Bentley both left the game against the Raiders with injuries.

They lost another corner, at least temporarily, on Monday when they placed fifth-round pick Chris Greenwood on the physically-unable-to-perform list, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, as a result of abdominal surgery. If Barnes is indeed on his way to town, the Lions will still need to open up five spots on the roster.

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16 Responses to “Kevin Barnes says he’s been traded to Detroit”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 27, 2012 2:48 PM

    Hallelujah. He’s a terrible CB. Kudos to Allen for getting something in return for a bad player.

  2. skinsfanwill says: Aug 27, 2012 2:54 PM

    Now get rid of DeAngelo hall and his big contract and get a young guy and some picks. Our defensive back situation is a hot mess. Bring up the kid Minnifield and see what he can do. He was impressive in camp.

  3. essentialsausage says: Aug 27, 2012 3:06 PM

    This looks like it’s going to be another long year for the Lions secondary :-(

  4. rufustfireflyjr says: Aug 27, 2012 3:11 PM

    Minnifield was placed on IR before camp even started and will not play this season, if he ever plays again.

  5. stunzeed5 says: Aug 27, 2012 3:12 PM

    skinsfanwill says:
    Aug 27, 2012 2:54 PM
    Now get rid of DeAngelo hall and his big contract and get a young guy and some picks. Our defensive back situation is a hot mess. Bring up the kid Minnifield and see what he can do. He was impressive in camp.
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    I can tell you are a HUGE Redskin fan…..Chase Minnifield SHREDDED his right ACL and was released weeks ago.

  6. sean21taylorrip says: Aug 27, 2012 3:15 PM

    chase minnifield tore his acl in minicamp

  7. jimmysee says: Aug 27, 2012 3:29 PM

    T.O. can play cornerback.

  8. boyshole25 says: Aug 27, 2012 3:35 PM

    Barnes is a solid cb good trade for both

  9. jimmylions says: Aug 27, 2012 3:43 PM

    Rotoworld called him a bust as a nickel CB. What’s the deal? Lack of speed? Size?

    Supposedly he can play the run pretty well, so I’m assuming he’s a good tackler?

    None of the Detroit media know what we gave up for him.

  10. sean21taylorrip says: Aug 27, 2012 3:43 PM

    wash post reports that barnes was going to get cut so big up’s to shanny and allen for getting a pick from the lions

  11. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 27, 2012 3:57 PM

    If he’s worse than Cedric Griffin, Lions fans shouldn’t get too excited.

  12. purpleguy says: Aug 27, 2012 4:27 PM

    Good luck with Cedric Griffen, his paper mache knees, his sand-timer speed and his Ocho-Cinco attitude. Then again, if this guy couldn’t beat out Cedric, the NFC QBs that face the Lions are probably licking their chops right now.

  13. skinsfanwill says: Aug 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    stunzeed5 says: Aug 27, 2012 3:12 PM
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    Stunzeed5 I can tell you are HUGE redskin fan as well, but he wasn’t released he was put on IR. Still listed on the team.

  14. skinsfanwill says: Aug 27, 2012 5:05 PM

    I forgot to mention, as much as I love my Skins…….Haslett has to go too. His idea of defense is send everybody to the QB on 3rd and 4th downs. WE always get burned like that. Always. He took our perennial top 10 defense to being ranked 30th in the league in one year with the same players. He’s an idiot. The Saints got that crap outta town and won a superbowl. Why did we even pick up this poor excuse for a coordinator?

  15. skinsfan6892 says: Aug 27, 2012 11:21 PM

    No big loss for us….although, the players we release to other teams do have a tendency to do better things. (Look at Carlos Rogers aka Iron Hands)….The Redskins pass defense is awful. Griffen blew a huge play on Saturday against the Colts, let’s hope he improves. D Hall gets beat on almost every play (at least he can catch a ball unlike most of the rest of the defense!) I think Haslett is gone after this season. They will hopefully give that job to Raheem Morris. HTTR!

  16. tshirttom says: Aug 28, 2012 8:25 AM

    Eagles released Cliff Harris. The Lions would do well to sign him as he has good potential to wind up as a starting cb or be a good backup.

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