Lions deny they backed out of a trade with Texans


Texans coach Bill O’Brien was reportedly “furious” with the Lions on Friday night because Detroit backed out at the last minute on a trade with Houston. But the Lions don’t see it that way.

Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said he never agreed to any trade with the Texans.

“Listen, we talk to a lot of teams,” Quinn said, via “When we’re not on the clock, we talk to a bunch of teams, and it’s not just myself. We’ve got four or five people that make calls, so I’m not sure what that was about. But we didn’t have a trade.”

Something made O’Brien angry while the Texans were on the clock with the 90th overall pick: TV footage showed him yelling and gesturing. But Quinn, who was on the Patriots’ staff with O’Brien from 2007 to 2011, says O’Brien has no reason to be mad at the Lions.

12 responses to “Lions deny they backed out of a trade with Texans

  1. BO is the most overrated coach in the league. And he has proven he is terrible at personnel decisions
    Why is he still there. They have not won anything and everyone thinks they are contenders.
    I mean they are in division with the Jags and the Colts so that is why they get wins but never anything better

  2. hinglemccringleberry says:
    April 25, 2020 at 10:05 am

    I mean they are in division with the Jags and the Colts so that is why they get wins
    You sure about that?

    Colts vs Texans overall
    28 – 9 Colts

  3. 2020to2030lions says:
    April 25, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Who cares, Lions are having a great draft


    Being hearing this from you under dozens of different handles on here for over a decade. The Lions drafted a couple players that look great on paper to a team with a broken defense and a QB with a broken back.


  4. if the trade got sent in and accepted by the NFL, then it’s a trade.
    Anything else is just complaining and unprofessional. if they had a verbal agreement and the Lions backed out, that’s a lesson learned.
    if it’s not signed and in writing, it doesnt matter. A good lesson for the world at large.

  5. what do the Texans have the Lions couldn’t draft cheaper and younger?

    if the Lions saw a player fall down the board they wanted, why not back out of a deal?

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