First Real Candidate in Cromartie Trade Talks Underwhelming

March 2, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After the San Diego Chargers entered cornerback Antonio Cromartie’s name into the trade arena, several names popped up.  They were all conjecture, but represented an interesting array of possibilities to help the Chargers both unload a player no longer in the team’s favor, and aid a running game in serious need of someone to eat carries.
Names like Tashard Choice of Dallas and DeAngelo Williams of Carolina provided enticement for fans eager to see the team’s running game emerge out of the basement.  If San Diego could find a solid running back to put four yards a carry in exchange for the athletically gifted but inconsistent cornerback, it would be considered a personnel coup.
From the depths of rumor, a name has emerged for a legitimate trade partner willing to take on Cromartie—the Detroit Lions.
Detroit certainly could use an upgrade at corner.  In 2009, the team ranked dead last against the pass, giving up an average of 265.6 yards per game.  They were on...

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