GM Millen finally gets one right 

March, 1, 2007
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For potentially the first time since taking over as general manager of the Detroit Lions, Matt Millen will be getting the last laugh this week. Millen's tenure has been filled with bad draft choices and poor decisions, but when he was able to trade cornerback Dré Bly to the Denver Broncos, he pulled off one of the biggest moves in his time as GM.

Tatum Bell
Bell
The Lions agreed Thursday to trade Bly for offensive tackle George Foster, RB Tatum Bell and a fifth-round draft choice in this year's draft. In making the deal, the Lions gave themselves a lot more options this offseason. Foster has started 45 games over the past three seasons. Bell rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season while splitting time with undrafted free agent Mike Bell and has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over his career. He has the big-time speed that can be a huge asset on the turf at Ford Field.

The Lions accomplished two things with this move. First, they added some insurance should starting RB Kevin Jones not return to 100 percent after offseason foot surgery. Should Jones come back healthy, Bell still gives them a different look with his speed and would be an excellent change-of-pace back.


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