The NFL's trade deadline is fast approaching, and the Detroit Lions have many needs. Whether they choose to address those needs via trade remains to be seen, but there is always a chance that Martin Mayhew will pull off a stunner.
NFL teams typically do not trade players. For that reason, the deadline usually passes by with about as much movement as a Jose Valverde curveball. That's because teams build for championships through the draft. In-season trades are short-term solutions and usually don't pan out.
It's also very difficult to swap one player for another and make it work financially.
Needless to say, Lions fans might remember that Mayhew almost pulled off a trade last season. He sent Jerome Harrison to the Philadelphia Eagles for Ronnie Brown. That trade was eventually nullified, but it proves one thing: The Lions aren't afraid to deal.
Rule changes have bumped the deadline to the Tuesday following Week 8. So, the Lions have about two weeks to mull over their options.
Here are several that make sense.