The Detroit Lions are attempting to trade Pro Bowl linebacker Dan Campbell. Collins, Jamie

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The Detroit Lions are attempting to trade Pro Bowl linebacker Dan Campbell. Collins, Jamie

Dan Campbell, the head coach of the Detroit Lions, said on Thursday that the organization is trying to trade Pro Bowl linebacker Jamie Collins.

Campbell believed it was critical to maintain transparency throughout the process, stating that the team met with Collins to discuss their plans to trade him.

The Lions are looking to locate a trade partner as soon as possible, according to Campbell, but no deadline has been set. Collins has suitors in Detroit, according to the coach.

Campbell told reporters, “I just felt like it was time for a decreased position, and I have too much respect for him to do that.” “We believed [Derrick] Barnes and [Jalen] Reeves-Maybin deserved more playing time. This is the true reason we’re making the choice we’re making. We’re attempting to make progress.

“… You don’t want to run away. It’s not something you want to sugarcoat. You just say what’s on your mind because you respect it. Even if you don’t like it, you’ll always respect it.”

On Thursday, the Lions added linebacker Josh Woods from the Chicago Bears’ practice squad to the active roster. Wide receiver Tyrell Williams was placed on injured reserve, and kicker Austin Seibert was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn stated, “It’s time for us to start looking at some of our young guys and giving them the opportunity to go out there and play.”

In back-to-back losses against the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers to start the 2021 NFL season, Collins had 10 total tackles and a fumble recovery.

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