Lions trade Quandre Diggs to Seahawks

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The Seahawks are getting some help at the safety position.

Quandre Diggs has been traded from Detroit to Seattle, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The trade includes Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick going to the Seahawks, with the Lions getting a 2020 fifth-round draft pick in return.

Diggs has been an important part of the Lions’ defense, playing 66 percent of their defensive snaps, the most of any safety on the roster. His departure likely means more playing time for safeties Tavon Wilson and Will Harris.

The Seahawks’ defense has struggled this season, and they likely see Diggs as a player who can step in as an immediate contributor. They need help, and Diggs should provide some.

A 2015 sixth-round draft pick, Diggs signed a three-year, $20.4 million contract to remain in Detroit last season. He’s under contract through 2021.

36 responses to “Lions trade Quandre Diggs to Seahawks

  1. Detroit is a playoff contending team, so why are they trading a starter? They’re not getting much in return—flipping a 7th for a 5th.

  2. A move that clears cap space. If the coach does not think that the player is not worth the contract he signed, then it is a way to upgrade later.

  3. Long time Lions fan here – Totally Pissed!!!! Diggs was a quality player on and off the field. And we got so little in return. Worse than the Tate trade last year.

    Fire Quinn!

  4. Penny-pinching Mode trades for a player that will cost them quite a bit of cap space. It would seem to be a desperate move, as their defense has given up 30 (La La LAmbs), 28 (Dawg Pound) and 30 points (Ravens) in their last 3 games. In contrast, the LAmbs could only score 7 points and the Dawgs could only score 3 points against Frisco.

  5. Quinn better pull a rabbit out the hat on this one. 5th rounder for a decent starting safety is a terrible move.

  6. This does not add up..trade a starting Safety that is young,good, good person and you just signed…5th round picks are FAs that some coach or GM is in love with and drafts instead of waiting…Just when I thought they might be turning the corner they trade a starting Safety…

  7. I don’t think this is a give up move. The mild draft capital and moderate cap relief is just a solid return, regardless of where you are in the contender lifecycle — as long as you feel good about the next man up.

  8. Watch him revert to form in Seattle, ala Kyle Van Noy to NE.
    He’s been serviceable this year at best, after being a pro bowl alternate last year.

  9. Quinn back to being Quinn. I’m gonna party like it’s 1999 when he gets shown the door!

  10. Salary dump. Just being competitive in games doesnt make a team a playoff contender hence why they’re in last place in the division with a losing record. Good move thinking about the future.

  11. I love Diggs and I am bummed…….but if Lion fan has really paid attention, Wilson has been played really really well…….but still bummed.

    Will be pulling for Diggs success with the Hawks.

  12. It’s really disappointing to the Bears and Lions at the bottom. I was really hoping for them to be fighting for first place this year for a change of pace.

    So tired of the boring Packers and Vikings.

  13. @omeimontis – so either we are penny-pinching mode unwilling to pay for contracts, or we are overspenders willing to take on big free agent deals. can’t be both . . .

  14. californianewton says:
    October 22, 2019 at 5:35 pm
    Penny-pinching Mode trades for a player that will cost them quite a bit of cap space. It would seem to be a desperate move, as their defense has given up 30 (La La LAmbs), 28 (Dawg Pound) and 30 points (Ravens) in their last 3 games. In contrast, the LAmbs could only score 7 points and the Dawgs could only score 3 points against Frisco.

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    Don’t you get tired of being the most-downrated troll on here? Or you just enjoy being a court fool?

  15. Sounds like they want to put that third rounder at safety, but what’s weird is that Diggs wasn’t in the last year of his contract like Sanu with the Falcons. Doesn’t send the best message to his teammates, many of whom have been tweeting their dislike of the move. And Black and Blue guy, some of us are just fine with the boring Packers and Vikings. Well, I take that back, I am also tired of the Packers. . . . .

  16. I’m guessing this is the first of atleast 3 trades for Seattle. Hopefully there is a 4th that brings in a special Pete Carroll challenge flag babysitter. The ol guy needs to keep it in his pocket til the 2nd half unless its jarringly obvious.

  17. Score for nominal draft stock. Snynder has alot of great relationships around the NFL. Lets hope Diggs helps a historic bad start to a Carroll led defense. Scary stuff look at the numbers. Cmon Pete GO Hawks

  18. Seattle is NOT the best scoring offense in the NFL. The best scoring offense is New England, as they average 31.9 points per game. The last 3 games Seattle gave up 30, 28, and 30 points. To keep winning, if their D does not improve, would mean they would have to score 32 points every week. That is just not going to happen with the overpaid MVP Wannabe Seattle has, as they score about the same number of points as Frisco has. THAT is why Seattle is trying to shore up its scoring defense with this trade.

  19. BlackandBlue—-throughandthrough says:
    October 22, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    It’s really disappointing to the Bears and Lions at the bottom. I was really hoping for them to be fighting for first place this year for a change of pace.

    So tired of the boring Packers and Vikings.

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    You must have missed last season. Neither the Vikings or the Packers went to the playoffs. The Packers actually haven’t made it in a few years.

  20. BlackandBlue—-throughandthrough says:
    October 22, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    It’s really disappointing to the Bears and Lions at the bottom. I was really hoping for them to be fighting for first place this year for a change of pace.

    So tired of the boring Packers and Vikings.

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    You must have missed last season. Neither the Vikings or the Packers went to the playoffs. The Packers actually haven’t made it in a few years.

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    Dino, you know I’m on your side, right? The only time in the past 20 years the Bears have had a hold on the Packers was the Lovie years. As a Bears fan, I’m also rooting for the Lions because the Packers have a lucky cheese horse up their butts and the Viking’s hype is really annoying as I am well aware that they are beatable and have been for the past 20 years. Meanwhile the Lions get continually screwed by the refs.

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