ALLEN PARK, Mich. (WJBK) - The Detroit Lions announced Thursday they have traded defensive tackle Akeem Spence to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick.
I want to thank the Detroit Lions for the opportunity they gave me this past season to be a Lion. Also want to thank my coaches,teammates and the fans it was a great experience. We all know NFL is a business. With that being said happy to be a Miami Dolphin...!!! Gods plan!!!— Akeem spence (@AkeemSpence) May 3, 2018
Spence, 26, played one season for the Lions and had a career high 39 tackles while tying a career high with three sacks and forced one fumble. The five-year veteran still has two years left on the three-year deal he originally signed with the Lions after playing his first four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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