Broncos trade WR Trinity Benson to Lions

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The Broncos and Lions have hooked up for a trade ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline to set rosters at 53 players around the league.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos have traded wide receiver Trinity Benson to Detroit. They’ll also send a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Lions and the Lions will send fifth- and seventh-round picks in 2022 to Denver.

It’s a somewhat surprising return for the Broncos as this is the third time that Benson went to camp with the team and he was available on waivers or to sign off the Denver practice squad to teams in the past. He had eight catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns in three preseason outings for the Broncos this summer.

The Lions released Breshad Perriman from a remade receiving corps on Monday and the move for Benson shows that they’re not done shuffling the deck in Detroit.

4 responses to “Broncos trade WR Trinity Benson to Lions

  1. This move screams desperation for the Lions. Buy hey, I’ve been following them closely all camp and they have every reason be desperate for WR production. I’m not mad at this at all.

  2. He had drawn attention from other teams and likely would not have made it to their waiver claim. Runs a sub 4.4 forty and has return skills . Let’s watch it play out instead of always criticizing everything. Maybe by October Brad Holmes is the genius who brought the lions a sleeper breakout player who has grown from a project to being ready. Denver is loaded at wideout so their fifth recover is likely better than all the lions receivers

  3. I’d be surprised if Denver didn’t deal another WR before the deadline. Tim Patrick comes to mind

  4. Benson is the real deal….Denver fans hate to see him go but understand he would be buried here behind Jeudy, Patrick, Sutton, and Hammer.

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