10/22/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/22/2019 15:01
A fifth-year veteran with three years left on a new deal in Detroit signed just one year ago, Diggs had started five of a possible six games this season for the Lions. The safety missed their Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a hamstring injury. He played 55 snaps in his return Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Over his four-plus seasons in the Motor City, Diggs started 40 of 65 games played, recording three picks and at least eight passes defensed in each of the last two seasons.
Next Sunday, however, he'll be wearing a different shade of blue, playing for the Seahawks in Atlanta.
Detroit will move on with Tavon Wilson likely sliding into Diggs' role in the secondary. But not all Lions will get past this decision so quickly. Diggs' defensive backfield mate Darius Slay expressed immediate displeasure with his teammate's trade, and given the safety's supposed security with the team, he likely isn't the only one shocked by Diggs' departure.