July 18, 2024

CB Carlton Davis joins the Detroit Lions in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Dave Birkett. Detroit News On Monday, the Detroit Lions acquired a new top cornerback, but it’s not the player you were expecting. In exchange for cornerback Carlton Davis and sixth-round selections in the following two NFL drafts, the Lions gave a third-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In exchange, the Lions forfeited their own third-round pick, No. 92 overall. They still possess the third-round pick (number 73 overall) obtained by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2022 trade for T.J. Hockenson.Since his rookie year, Davis has been a full-time starter for the Bucs, recording two interceptions in 12 starts. According to Pro Football Reference, he had a 96.1 passer rating and gave up four touchdowns last season, but he missed five games due to a variety of injuries. MORE BUZZ: The most recent information and analysis on the Lions’ NFL free agency rumors for 2024Davis, who turns 28 in December, is 6 feet 1 and 206 pounds, which gives him the size and versatility the Lions look for in a cornerback. In the Lions’ January playoff victory over the Bucs, he recorded seven tackles. In October, during the Lions’ victory in Tampa, he was the beneficiary of a bone-rattling block from Craig Reynolds on Amon-Ra St. Brown’s touchdown catch-and-run.

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