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Ngata Trade Was On Twitter Before Detroit Told Caldwell

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General manager Martin Mayhew recently described how the Lions landed Haloti Ngata in a trade, but president Tom Lewand shared one quirky detail last week at the team’s annual town hall meeting with season-ticket holders.

According to Lewand, news of the deal with the Baltimore Ravens was on Twitter before Lions coach Jim Caldwell even knew the five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle was coming to Detroit.

“We literally finalized the trade with Baltimore; Martin Mayhew and I are on the phone in my office,” Lewand said. “We hadn’t even told Jim yet, and we’re on the phone to (vice chairman) Bill Ford Jr., letting him know that the trade was finalized. And it pops up on Twitter as we’re telling the owner we had just finalized it. We hadn’t even told the head coach yet.”

via Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News


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