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NFL free agency: Chiefs officially franchise tag CB L’Jarius Sneed

If the Detroit Lions wish to obtain Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed, they’ll formally need to trade for them. On Monday, the Chiefs revealed they have actually put the non-exclusive franchise tag on Sneed, indicating he will not strike complimentary firm when the brand-new league year begins next Wednesday, March 15.

However, numerous reports recently recommended the Chiefs would be open to helping with a trade for Sneed. The Chiefs keep his rights, however if used a sufficient offer, they might trade Sneed’s rights, in addition to the 1 year, $19.8 million franchise tag tender. The obtaining group would probably exercise a long-lasting offer for Sneed, who simply turned 27 in January.

The Lions have a quite severe requirement at cornerback after a difficult year in pass defense. And a minimum of one NFL expert thinks Detroit might be in play for Sneed.

“We know the Chiefs are working on a potential tag-and-trade with L’Jarius Sneed, and multiple teams are believed to be in the mix there,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler edited the weekend. “The word out of Indy is that Detroit is pretty set on adding a high-end corner, so the Lions are one to watch.”

That stated, Lions basic supervisor Brad Holmes has actually stated several times this offseason that they are not running like they’re just one gamer away. Instead, they mean on being really selective throughout complimentary firm, concentrating on great fits and not winning headings.

“It’s going to be the same approach that we’ve always had because I think I said it in that (past) press conference. It’s easy to win headline, it’s easy to win March. That’s easy to win, but, man, we’re trying to win December,” Holmes stated. “Those are two different perspectives, and that’s how you’ve got to plan and I think that’s how you’ve got to approach it.”

If the Lions aren’t thinking about Sneed, we formerly broke down other cornerback choices in 2024 NFL complimentary firm.


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