NFL Free Agency: Titans trade for CB L'Jarius Sneed

One of the most common ways Detroit Lions fans wanted the team to acquire a top-tier cornerback was to trade for him Kansas City Chiefs Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed – who the Chiefs have made clear is on the market. There are even some rumors that the Lions will pay Snead. This won't be possible anymore, late Friday night Tennessee Titans I reached an agreement with the Chiefs to acquire Sneed in a trade.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Giants send 2025 third-round pick and trade 2024 seventh-round picks to Chiefs Opposite Sinead. Furthermore, the Giants reportedly agreed to it Four-year contract extension worth $76 million ($19 million annually) with a whopping $55 million guaranteed..

These trade terms are lower than most projections prior to free agency, as most expected at least a second-round pick in return. Additionally, the average $19 million per year is actually less than the value of Sneed's deal on the franchise tag (one year, $19.8 million). However, with $55 million guaranteed on a four-year deal, this is a huge contract for Sneed, who now ranks sixth in average per year among NFL players, but first in total guarantees (if initial reports are accurate). For comparison's sake, Chicago BearsJaylon Johnson signed a nearly identical four-year, $76 million deal this offseason but with “only” $43.8 million guaranteed.

As for the Lions, they have made more modest moves to overhaul their running back room. They traded a third-round pick to get Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis and a pair of late-round picks in return. Although the trade terms are similar to what Sneed received for the Titans, the Lions only inherited a one-year, $14.5 million contract for Davis, which has since been restructured to lower the cap hit in 2024.

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In addition to the move, the Lions also signed free agent Amik Robertson and re-signed Emmanuel Moseley. But with the abrupt release of Cameron Sutton following an alleged domestic battery incident, the Lions may still be in the market to add him to their backroom.

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