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Lions could be looking for other DT options

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By Eric Edholm

Whether Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth is on the trade market is a matter of some conjecture, with conflicting reports about his status with the team. But what we do know is that the Lions would be among the teams interested in a deal for Haynesworth. Defensive tackle remains an issue, even with the trade for Corey Williams, and the team still has the No. 2 pick in the draft to consider using to fill that spot. But we are hearing whispers that the Lions are warming just a bit to the idea of drafting OT Russell Okung over one of the two highest-rated defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy. That could make the Lions more willing to give up other compensation in a potential Haynesworth sweepstakes. Reuniting the defensive tackle with his former coordinator Jim Schwartz, now Detroit's head coach, certainly would give the Lions an inside punch they haven't had in at least a decade. Could the Lions stay out of the trade market and draft a defensive tackle at No. 2? Absolutely. But the fact that they are seriously sniffing around at other options raises the idea that they are not completely sold on either Suh or McCoy, as good as they might be.


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