Blindsided is the nice way to say it for the Lions, as Diggs' now former teammates were not happy with the move, including cornerback Darius Slay calling it "bullshit" on Twitter. The safety has been a starter for the Lions since 2017 and was a Pro Bowl alternate last season. The 26-year-old has 20 tackles through five games, and has missed one game and part of another with a hamstring injury. Last season he finished with 78 tackles, three interceptions, and eight passes defended, but that production has gone down, as has the entire Lions' defense. Diggs thanked the Lions on Instagram, while showing excitement in joining Seattle, posting "let's get it!"
Meanwhile, the Lions took another blow during their 42-30 loss to the Vikings on Sunday, losing starting running back Kerryon Johnson to a knee injury. The injury occurred in the first half and the former Auburn Tiger did not return, as the team is now expected to place him on injured reserve. He was seen on the sideline after the injury with a brace on his right knee, as Patricia was unsure on exactly how much time he would miss. The head coach briefly talked to the doctors on Monday, but they are still waiting on more results to see the severity of the injury.
Johnson has been the Lions' lead back this season, carrying the ball 92 times for 308 yards and two touchdowns. He suffered a left knee injury a season ago, which caused him to miss six games, as he finished with 641 yards on the ground in 2018. The team is expected to turn to Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic to take over in the backfield for now, but they could also make a move before the October 29th trade deadline. The biggest name potentially available is Kenyan Drake of the Miami Dolphins.