Lions agree to trade for Riley Patterson

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The Jaguars announced that they were waiving kicker Riley Patterson on Thursday morning, but his departure from Jacksonville will come under different terms.

The Lions announced that they have agreed to a trade that will send Patterson back to one of his former teams. An undisclosed draft pick will be going back to the Jaguars in the deal.

Patterson became expendable when the Jaguars agreed to sign Brandon McManus, who was released by the Broncos earlier this week.

Patterson was undrafted in 2021 and spent time with the Vikings and Patriots before making his regular-season debut with the Lions in November. He went 13-of-14 on field goals and 16-of-16 on extra points in seven games for the team.

The Lions waived Patterson last August and he was claimed by the Jags. He was 30-of-35 on field goals and 36-of-37 on extra points for the AFC South champs.

Michael Badgley and John Parker Romo are the other kickers in Detroit. Wide receiver Keytaon Thompson has been waived to open a spot on the roster for Patterson.

12 responses to “Lions agree to trade for Riley Patterson

  1. Why would they do this their risking a 23 year old who’s Clutch and getting better and costs nothing McManus is washed up Riley Patterson is young and getting better . Riley is much better get rid of baalke Riley was making pennies riley is getting better and stronger

  2. What a horrible move Riley will be a star he’s only 23 and was super clutch won them 5 games with big kicks

  3. Baalke is an embarrassment the guy was making under a million and was huge in big spots he’s getting better why would you do this

  4. @kidcat1234

    I disagree. As a Lions’ fan, I think this was a brilliant move. 😉

  5. Only the Lions would trade for a player that was already announced as getting cut.

  6. Average kicker, has a weak leg, he’s the type that bounces around the league year-to-year.

  7. The kid just doesn’t have a strong leg. 50% of kickoffs were well before the end zone last year. The Jags had to have the punter take over kickoffs.

  8. Welcome home Riley! Lions continue to improve their roster on a daily basis. Let’s roar

  9. Only the Lions would trade for a player that was already announced as getting cut.
    They would’ve had to put in a waiver, and might not have gotten him. They only gave up a 7th rounder, anyway.

  10. He’s a good young kicker and kicked well for the lions when they had him earlier. they never should’ve let him go.

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