Detroit Lions trade DT Akeem Spence

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Detroit Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence #97 celebrates a defensive play against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Ford Field on December 16, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions announced Thursday they have traded defensive tackle Akeem Spence to the Miami Dolphins for an undisclosed 2019 draft pick.

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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