ESPN.com's Adam Schefter is reporting via Twitter that the Buffalo Bills have traded backup free safety Ko Simpson to the Detroit Lions. The Bills will receive an undisclosed draft pick in return; Schefter notes that the pick will likely be a late-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
I'm floored. Not that Simpson was traded, mind you; I'm floored that the Bills could get something in return. It was pretty clear that Simpson, a fourth-year player out of South Carolina, was not going to make this team after the second-round selection of S Jairus Byrd this past April. Swinging a deal for anything for Simpson is a win - even if only a minor one - for this organization.
Buffalo's active roster now stands at 73 players. With two (RB Marshawn Lynch and WR James Hardy) likely to be pre-season roster exemptions, the Bills will need to cut 18 players by 4:00 PM ET tomorrow evening to reach the NFL's league-mandated 53-man roster limit.