Kevin Barnes says he’s been traded to Detroit

AP

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.

16 responses to “Kevin Barnes says he’s been traded to Detroit

  1. 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.

  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.
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    I can tell you are a HUGE Redskin fan…..Chase Minnifield SHREDDED his right ACL and was released weeks ago.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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!

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