Lions trade DT Akeem Spence to Dolphins

The Detroit Lions traded defensive tackle Akeem Spence to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday afternoon in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2019, parting ways with a player who started 11 games for Detroit last season.

The 26-year-old Spence had one of his best seasons in 2017, making a career-high 39 tackles and tying a career best with three sacks. He also forced the first fumble in his five seasons in the NFL. The Lions had signed Spence from Tampa Bay, where he was a fourth-round pick in 2013. More