Before trading for Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata on Tuesday and signing Tyrunn Walker on Thursday, the Detroit Lions reportedy showed interest in former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters before he signed on with Arizona.
Here's FOX Sports' Alex Marvez with the report:
.@CoreyPeters91 says @AtlantaFalcons tried re-signing him & @MiamiDolphins & @Lions had interest but happy to join @AZCardinals @SiriusXMNFL
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 13, 2015
Peters picked up a three-year deal worth a solid $9.15 million from the Cardinals. Such a price likely wouldn't have been prohibitive for the Lions, but reports indicate that Peters was already committed to the Cardinals before free agent actually began.
Peters had 146 tackles and 11.0 tackles over his five years with the Atlanta Falcons, functioning more as a beefy run-stopper than a bona fide tackler.
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