Lions acquire WR Trinity Benson from Broncos for pair of picks


The Lions are hoping a preseason star can jolt their wide receivers room.

Detroit has acquired speedy receiver Trinity Benson and a 2023 sixth-round pick from the Broncos in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round picks in 2022, according to 9News in Denver.

Benson, an undrafted free agent in 2019 who's spent the past two seasons on the Broncos' practice squad, popped in the preseason with eight catches for 80 yards including two touchdowns in the opener. He goes from one of the deepest receiving cores in the NFL to one of the weakest, with a chance to make an impact in Detroit.