Lions acquiring defensive tackle Michael Brockers from Rams

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The Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams are making another trade together.

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Lions are acquiring veteran defensive tackle Michael Brockers in a deal with the Rams.

It’s the second trade the two teams have struck this offseason as former Rams front office executive Brad Holmes now serves as the Lions new General Manager. They also reached an agreement earlier in the offseason to swap quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff as well as multiple draft picks. That trade can also become official finally with the start of the new league year on Wednesday.

Brockers has spent his entire nine-year career with the Rams. He’s started 136 of the 138 games he’s appeared in over that span with 28 career sacks. The 5.0 sacks posted by Brockers last year was the second-best mark of his career behind the 5.5 sacks he posted during his second season in 2013.

Per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Rams had asked Brockers to rework his contract and couldn’t reach an agreement. The Rams have been on the wrong side of the salary cap limit as the deadline to get their books in order approaches with the start of the league year on Wednesday.

However, Brockers may need to smooth things over with Goff now that they’re teammates again.

25 responses to “Lions acquiring defensive tackle Michael Brockers from Rams

  1. fearsome4 says:
    March 15, 2021 at 7:08 pm
    You can kick the can down the road forever when the cap will continue to grow and you are able to draft fantastic players in rounds 2-6. Snead is the best!


    Another starter is gone and the Rams are still way over the cap

  2. Trading him to the Lions after he said Matt Stafford was a level up over Jared Goff hahaha that is so awkward. Savage move by the Rams GM.

  3. Solid acquisition, Detroit with another solid move.

    Feels like for the first time in a long time, Detroit have a front office that has its head screwed on right.

    Off to a flier in the first few days of FA, lets hope tis carries over in future contract negotiations and draft selections

  4. Awkward… he was just hyping up how they were better with Stafford. Now back to ol Goffy.

    Just proves that some players don’t have a say in their trade.

  5. These things must make media jobs very easy. You can’t make this stuff up!

  6. I’m guessing when Brockers heard the news a video game voice popped in his head “level down”

  7. The high draft picks that accompanied Goff to Detroit in the Stafford trade suggest to me that Michael Brockers knows of what he speaks, and that opinion is shared in both LA Rams and Detroit front offices.

  8. Oh boy. Might want to walk back some of the things he was saying last week about his new/old QB.

  9. The Lions were the Patriots west the past few years. Are they becoming the the Rams east?

  10. Detroit is making as many mistakes as the Bears. If you are in cap hell, just rebuild! You’re not winning anything, so just clear it all out and deal with it.

    These GMs are absolutely horrible. Why rent an expensive vet when you are nowhere near competing for a title?

  11. ocdn says:
    March 17, 2021 at 8:06 am
    The Lions were the Patriots west the past few years. Are they becoming the the Rams east?

    5 2 Rate This


    Umm, the Lions will never be the Pats. BB.

  12. “It’s a level down, man. It’s a level down.”

    Brockers also said Brady was washed up just before his team lost to him in the Super Bowl.

    It just doesn’t pay to talk to the media.

  13. Brockers can talk his way out of this one … as a Ram, he was just praising his new Ram quarterback – Matthew Stafford, like a good teammate should. That’s pretty logical … and Goff would more than likely accept his explanation.

  14. This is a surprise, but he wasn’t willing to work out a deal with the Rams. I’m curious what impact this will have on the cap for both teams. I’m guessing the Rams got draft picks for Brockers. That would be the smartest move for them, cap-wise.

  15. I think once Brockers settles into DET, we’re going to see he was yet another player who was “made” by Aaron Donald. I could be wrong, but that’s the feeling I have.

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