Lions deal Curry for Rams DL Harris

Posted by ESPN.com staff

The Detroit Lions have acquired St. Louis Rams defensive lineman Orien Harris in exchange for wide receiver Ronald Curry.

ESPN.com's John Clayton writes that Curry, a free-agent acquisition of the Lions during the offseason, became expendable when the team traded for Dennis Northcutt.

NFC West blogger Mike Sando says the deal filled a similar purpose for the Rams, who didn't figure Harris to factor into the team's plans.