In my opinion this is a very smart move by the Lions. Instead of waiting for him to be cut so we only have a slight chance to sign him, trade for him to guarantee we get him.
Here is the link http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2009/03/rumor_lions_might_trade_cory_r.html
This move will actually cost the Lions about $2 million worth of cap room though, but we do off load Redding's 7 year $49 million contract.
Andre Fluellen right now looks to be the starter at UT. But this also could open up the doors to draft Jerry with the 20th pick in this years draft.