Report: Lions Interested in Chiefs' Safety

The Detroit Lions have reportedly reached out to the Kansas City Chiefs in attempts acquire safety help and shore-up what they feel is still a short-handed deep secondary. More inside ...

An internet rumor suggests that Detroit is interested in acquiring Chiefs' disgruntled safety Jarrad Page, and the report might actually have some merit.

The Lions reportedly gauged the possibility of trading for Page recently, but didn't seem to meet the Chiefs' rather steep asking price.

"The Chiefs are shopping him to any team but they want a second round pick," Chiefs' insider Nick Athan said.

The high demand for Page, a former seventh-round pick, comes despite his public trade request and the four-year veteran's refusal to agree to a restricted tender.

Page, 6-0, 225, only played in five games for the Chiefs last year before being placed on IR. However, he collected seven interceptions and started all 32 games between 2007 and 2008. He also accrued 107 tackles in 2008.

Page technically plays the same position as Lions' second-year and entrenched starter Louis Delmas, but was tutored under defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, who held the same post in Kansas City two years ago. Page could ideally slide beside Delmas if Cunningham feels it prudent.

Page didn't endear himself to the Chiefs' new staff last season when sitting out with a shoulder injury, which ultimately led to his placement on the injured reserve.

Regardless, it's no secret that Detroit would like to add another talent beside Delmas in the team's deep secondary, and the interest in Page confirms it.

The team inked former cornerback Dre' Bly last week to a two-year contract, but it didn't satisfy the need for safety help. Detroit would like to add another veteran safety to the mix before the team opens training camp later this month.

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