Lions Actively Shopping TE Eric Ebron, “Almost Surely” Will Trade Him

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that teams have been calling the Lions about TE Eric Ebron and his availability ahead of the upcoming trade deadline.

Rapoport believes a change of scenery could be beneficial for Ebron, who has struggled to live up to his draft status since the Lions used the No. 10 overall pick on him a few years ago.

Meanwhile, a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that the Lions are actively shopping Ebron and that they will “almost surely” trade him.

Ebron, 24, was taken with the No. 10 overall pick by the Lions back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $12.249 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $1,590,337 for the 2016 season.

The fifth-year option will run the Lions around $8,250,000 for the 2018 season but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent a team from moving on from him if needed next year.

In 2017, Ebron has appeared in six games and caught 13 passes for 102 yards receiving and one touchdown for the Lions.

We’ll have more regarding a potential Ebron trade as the news is available.

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