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Detroit Lions Are Trading TE TJ Hockenson To Division Rival This Tuesday

Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson

We have breaking news out of the NFC North this Tuesday morning. The Detroit Lions are trading tight end T.J. Hockenson to a division rival. 

The Lions are sending Hockenson, the 25-year-old tight end out of Iowa, to the Minnesota Vikings ahead of today's trade deadline. 

The Lions are receiving a second-round pick in 2023 and a 2024 third-round pick. Minnesota, meanwhile, is also getting a 2023 fourth-round pick and condition fourth-round pick in 2024 in addition to the talented tight end. 

A rare division trade with one of the League's up-and-comers at the tight end position heading to Minnesota. 

"Trade! The #Lions are sending TE T.J. Hockenson to the #Vikings, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Minnesota sends a 2023 second-round pick and 2024 third-round pick to Detroit for Hockenson, a 2023 fourth-round pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick," said Tom Pelissero.

Hockenson has caught 26 passes for 395 yards and three touchdowns this season. He goes from catching passes from Jared Goff to now hauling them in from Kirk Cousins. 

A big move by the Vikings who are in command of the NFC North.