Kenny Golladay Trade Rumors: Giants, Lions Had 'Some Conversation' About Deal

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2020

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (19) works against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Atlanta. The Detroit Lions won 23-22. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
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The New York Giants and Detroit Lions reportedly had talks about a potential deal for Kenny Golladay ahead of the Week 8 deadline.

"I had heard something about this last week," ESPN's Jordan Raanan said on his Breaking Big Blue with Jordan Raanan podcast. "There was at least some conversation about the Giants talking to the Lions about wide receiver Kenny Golladay. My understanding is that it did happen in some shape or form."

It's worth noting that Raanan seemed to highlight the Giants as the initiators in this conversation, so it's unlikely the Lions have Golladay on the block. Golladay is in the last year of his contract, and the Lions do not appear to have made any headway in extension talks. It's looking increasingly likely that he will be franchised or hit the open market this offseason.

"I'm going to just play the season, and if a contract gets done, it gets done," Golladay told reporters. "And I don't care if it takes till the end of the season, then it takes till the end of the season. If it doesn't happen, then it doesn't happen. Just keep moving forward. Only thing I can really control right now is my play on the field and the energy I bring on the field every day."

The Giants, desperately needing a top-end wideout to pair with Daniel Jones, likely saw the writing on the wall and reached out. Golladay has missed two games because of injury and got off to a slowish start but has 100 yards receiving each of the last two weeks.

That said, if the Lions don't quite view Golladay as one of the NFL's top wideouts, he could become a sneaky trade piece ahead of the deadline.

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