Lions Trade for CB Carlton Davis

The Lions and Buccaneers have agreed to a trade for cornerback Carlton Davis according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Davis was entering the final year of his contract with the Buccaneers and going to count for $20.37 million on their salary cap. Trading Davis will leave Tampa Bay with $14 million in dead money and open up $6.3 million in cap room. Davis had signed a three year contract worth $44.5 million per year with the Bucs back in 2022.

The Lions will take on Davis’ remaining salary which is broken down as $14 million in base salary and up tp $500,000 in per game bonuses. The cap charge for Detroit will be $14.35 million and that number can increase to $14.5 million if Davis plays all 17 games. Davis has missed 7 games in the last two years. The Lions went into the offseason with a surplus of cap room which makes a trade like this one reasonable since there is no future money involved.