14 Mar 2009
After refusing to take a pay cut, linebacker Julian Peterson was traded by the Seattle Seahawks to the Detroit Lions for defensive end/tackle Cory Redding. The Seahawks will also get the Lions' fifth-round draft pick in the deal.
Peterson was arguably Seattle's best defender last year, finishing second on the team in tackles and third in sacks. The linked story describes Redding as "a talented young player who is still in his prime," but he's 28 years old -- at this point, what you see is what you get, and he's not likely to get any better. He is 2 1/2 years younger than Peterson, though.
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Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?