Report: Lions listening to trade offers for Eric Ebron

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The Lions are listening to teams interested in trading for tight end Eric Ebron, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Schefter said Ebron is a “name to watch in the coming days.”

Ebron’s $8.25 million salary becomes guaranteed March 14. General Manager Bob Quinn said at the combine last week that the Lions would keep Ebron under contract.

Perhaps, though, the Lions are open to trading him for the right offer.

The Lions listened at the trade deadline, too, but ended up holding onto Ebron when they didn’t get a deal to their liking.

Ebron, the 10th overall pick in 2014, made 53 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns for the year and for his career has 186 receptions for 2,079 yards and 11 touchdowns.

24 responses to “Report: Lions listening to trade offers for Eric Ebron

  1. Eric Ebron has all the physical tools to be a great pass catching tight end in the NFL. He’s 6’4″, 250, runs a 4.60, 32 inch vertical.

    Except, he can’t catch. His career catch rate is roughly 2 out of 3, and he’s never had a 100 yard game. And he can’t block. For a stretch last season, he looked like a promising tight end. But, it was too little too late.

    If you can’t block, and you can’t catch, what good are you?

  2. I feel a lot of young players have troubles catching when getting into the NFL players DO improve it, as a Packer James Jones was KNOWN for his drops, then ended up leading the league in TDs, Davante Adams first few seasons struggled with drops, and has certainly improved.

    Ebron is one of those young players but i don’t know if he will ever turn it around, why not wait til hes released sort of guys, maybe a change of scenery will get him to turn things around, but he has been a disappointment.

  3. Before you hate, remember we have one playoff win in 61 YEARS and 0-16 season in the books… says:
    March 6, 2018 at 10:12 pm
    No one wants this stone hands TE, biggest 1st round bust in the past 10 years.
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    Actually that’s a tie between Dominique Easley and John Ross

  4. “Perhaps, though, the Lions are open to trading him for the right offer.”

    An offer that includes, literally, anything at all.

    Honestly, it seems like actual decent (but not great) WRs and RBs are only worth 3rd or 4th round picks these days, or a serviceable (but again, not great) CB might get you a 4-5th rounder. What do they think they’ll get for an Ebron, who has failed to live up to expectation? A 7th or 8th round pick? Is that even worth it?

  5. No team is trading anything for Ebron and that $8 mil salary. If the lions cut him he’ll 100% get picked up by someone the next day, but he won’t sniff that kind of money with his next team.

  6. mmmpierogi says:
    March 7, 2018 at 7:41 am
    “Perhaps, though, the Lions are open to trading him for the right offer.”

    An offer that includes, literally, anything at all.

    Honestly, it seems like actual decent (but not great) WRs and RBs are only worth 3rd or 4th round picks these days, or a serviceable (but again, not great) CB might get you a 4-5th rounder. What do they think they’ll get for an Ebron, who has failed to live up to expectation? A 7th or 8th round pick? Is that even worth it?

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    Looking forward to arguments on people are disagreeing.

    Unless the Lions can find a team who’s willing to trade a similar risky project or go in on a package deal, they’re getting picks back.

    Look at player-for-pick swaps over the past year to see where the market is. Outside of a Garoppolo or Kelvin Benjamin, you’re getting a 3rd or 4th rounder back on a good day for a solid contributor (e.g., the Ajayi trade). Absent highway robbery, not going to find a team offering more than a 4th-6th round pick, at best, for a guy who seems to have cemented himself into “bust” territory going into this 5th year. Teams value picks too much. Enjoy your wishful thinking, though.

  7. Why bother? At this point you’re selling super low. All you would gain is a low pick and a new hole to fill on the roster. The Lions have a major lack of playmakers as it is (as much as you can call Ebron a playmaker). Its worth keeping him instead of flipping him for some back up linebacker you’d draft at the back end of round 5.

  8. If Ebron didn’t have a $8 price tag, I’d be lobbying for the Broncos to take a flier on him. He’s an average to below average TE and isn’t worth anywhere near $8m, especially when Jimmy Graham could be had for just million or two more and is twice the player.

  9. I hope the Lions keep him. He has improved every year he has been a Lion. Including catching ability. Also he is starting to become a capable blocker.

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