Detroit might say it is not shopping wide receiver Roy Williams. Other teams say otherwise.
Detroit has called other teams as recently as Tuesday morning, ahead of the 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, asking if they would be interested in trading for Williams. The Lions do, in fact, have an offer from the Dallas Cowboys that is believed to be for at least a first-round draft pick. It will be up to Detroit to see if it can get more before deciding whether to take Dallas’ deal.
The Lions and Cowboys have discussed a deal for Williams since last spring. At one point, the Lions proposed a deal that would have sent Williams to Dallas for defensive end DeMarcus Ware; that offer was quickly rejected. But the two sides have continued conversations and might not be finished yet.
The Lions have insisted that they are not shopping Williams, that nobody has called them about him. But the conversations have transpired, they are talking to other teams about him, and they are trying to consummate a deal before the deadline today.
There are two hours left to see if they can get it done.