Just got the release from the Seahawks, and I don’t know if Eric is next to a computer to post this.
Peterson was dealt to Detroit for defensive tackle/end Cory Redding and an undisclosed draft pick.
UPDATE: Ok, I’ve figured out why Eric didn’t have something posted on the trade earlier – he’s out of the country. He’s in Canada with his family. Apparently they are buying a new family dog since their passed away a few months back. So that’s why this wasn’t up sooner. The one day the guy picks to be away from his computer the Hawks trade J.P. to Detroit.
Here’s the release …
Seahawks Trade Linebacker to the Detroit Lions
Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have traded linebacker Julian Peterson to the Detroit Lions for defensive tackle/end Cory Redding and an undisclosed draft choice in next month’s NFL Draft.
Peterson signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent from San Francisco before the 2006 season. During his three years in Seattle, he started 47 of 48 games, collected 249 tackles (199 solo), 24.5 sacks, three interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl after each season.
In his nine years in the NFL, Peterson has totaled 714 tackles (499 solo), 46 sacks, eight interceptions, 48 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.
"The entire Seahawks organization greatly appreciates the contribution that Julian has made to our football team and to this community," said President Tim Ruskell. "He has exemplified the highest standards of excellence and character both on and off the field. He will be greatly missed by all of us in the Seahawks organization and we wish him well with his new team, the Detroit Lions."
Redding was originally drafted by Detroit in the third round (66th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft and started 77 of 86 career games, collecting 306 tackles (204 solo), 16.0 sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries in his six seasons
"Cory Redding is a guy we’ve had our eye on for some time," said Ruskell. "We liked him coming out of Texas because of his versatility to play inside and out and also because of the type of person he is. This gives us another big, physical presence along the defensive line and someone we can play at multiple positions."