Redskins say Lions "out" of Bailey discussions

Sources close to the Redskins say the Lions feel that Washington's demand for Detroit's 6th overall pick was too much to give up. The Lions are now expected to go to "plan B" which is to target San Francisco 49ers corner Ahmed Plummer.

(ALLEN PARK) The Detroit Lions are no longer in the running to acquire the services of four-time pro bowl corner Champ Bailey.

Sources close to the Washington Redskins have indicated that the Lions have pulled out of talks to acquire the pro bowl corner due to the demands for at least one first round draft pick in exchange for the former Georgia star.

Initally, the Lions made one of the strongest pitches for Bailey, offering two second round picks and sources indicated that the Lions were willing to go as high as a future first round pick.

But today, sources close to the Redskins say the Lions feel that Washington's demand for Detroit's 6th overall pick was too much to give up. The Lions are now expected to go to "plan B" which is to target San Francisco 49ers corner Ahmed Plummer.

Plummer will hit the free agent market next week because the 49ers elected to put the franchise tag on linebacker Julian Peterson. Detroit will also target Plummer's teammate, former UM standout Tai Streets.

Detroit was expected to take Miami safety Sean Taylor with their first round pick but sources close to the Redskins are saying that Washington will take Taylor with their 5th overall pick if he is still on the board.


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