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Acquired: 2008 via trade with Cleveland for defensive tackle Shaun Rogers and a 2009 third-round draft pick.
Passes Defensed: 11
Leigh Bodden is listed as a bust acquisition, most importantly because the Lions gave up Shaun Rogers, who was thought to be Detroit's most valuable defensive player.
Bodden was a real talent on Cleveland's defense and known as the player who gave Cincinnati receiver Chad Johnson the most trouble. In 2007, Bodden had six interceptions, 15 defensed passes, and three fumble recoveries.
The Lions thought they were getting one of the NFL's top cornerbacks when they acquired Bodden.
Instead, they got a flop of a deal.
While Rogers went on to make the Pro Bowl in Cleveland, Bodden directly contributed to the NFL's second-worst secondary in league history.
With Bodden starting all 16 games for Detroit, the Lions' secondary allowed the second-most yards ever by an NFL team. And more often than not, it was Bodden's assigned man who burned him for a long touchdown. Often times, Bodden wasn't even in the same zip code as the receiver he was supposed to be covering.
He was such a flop that the Lions released him after just one season. He is currently a member of the New England Patriots.