Adam Schefter of NFL Network reported yesterday that some teams are saying that the Lions are shopping wide receiver Roy Williams.
According to Schefter, back in April, the Lions were requesting two first-round draft picks for Williams. The Lions say they'd only deal Williams if an offer that was too good to be true was made.
In yesterday's loss to the Bears, Williams expressed his frustration on the sidelines, according to the Detroit Free Press, and fans chanted for the team to trade him. However, Williams told the paper he wants to be a Lion:
"Let me clarify this for everybody," he said. "If I didn't want to be here, I wouldn't go in. I've got the money to sit down on the sideline, OK? So if I didn't want to be here, I wouldn't play.
"When the ball's thrown my way, I'm trying to get to the end zone. That's my job. So when you see me catch a ball, if I don't give you the first-down sign, I don't want to be here."
The Cowboys and Eagles always seems to come up when a wide receiver is mentioned in trade talks. Here's what Jerry Jones told SI.com's Peter King:
"We have no plans to trade for a receiver before the trading deadline.'' No plans? So it's not going to happen? "No,'' he said. "No trade for a receiver.''
Williams has 15 catches for 209 yards in four games this season. Last year he caught 63 balls for 836 yards and five touchdowns. His best season came in 2006 when Williams had 82 catches for 1,310 yards and seven scores. Williams is 26 years old.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m.
Monday night: Vikings at Saints
Monday night record: 4-1
The pick: Saints (-3)