Lions to Part Ways With Leigh Bodden

by Adam Gretz

When the Detroit Lions acquired Leigh Bodden from the Cleveland Browns this past offseason, it was supposed to help strengthen a secondary that, for the most part, couldn't cover itself with a blanket. Of course, it should have been a bad omen for Lions fans when Matt Millen, the man who made the trade, predicted that Shaun Rogers, the player he gave up to acquire Bodden, would take home the NFL defensive player of the year award if he was healthy. How's that for a confidence builder?

As it turns out, Bodden, a highly-touted player in Cleveland, never really lived up to expectations and was a pretty big disappointment during the '08 season -- which probably explains why will be released by the Lions after just one season in the Motor City.

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