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Julian Peterson Traded to Lions

The Detroit Lions have obtained four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Julian Peterson in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, the Lions announced.

The Lions send defensive tackle Cory Redding and a fifth-round selection in the NFL draft next month to the Seahawks.

Peterson, 30, had 24-1/2 sacks in three seasons with the Seahawks. The Crossland High School alum has 46 sacks in his nine-year NFL career that began with six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

Redding, 28, had 16 sacks in six seasons with the Lions, including three this past season.

By Mark Maske  |  March 14, 2009; 4:27 PM ET  | Category:  Lions , Seahawks Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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