Black and Blue all over: Trading in the first round

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
DANA POINT, CALIF. -- During a meeting with Detroit reporters Tuesday at the NFL owners' meeting, Lions general manager Martin Mayhew insisted most options remain open for the Lions' pair of first-round picks in next month's NFL draft.

Mayhew said he has entertained offers to trade the No. 20 overall pick, most likely to accumulate more picks later in the draft. The Lions remain open to trading out of the No. 1 overall pick, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News, but Mayhew said:

"There hasn't been a lot of interest in acquiring that [No. 1] pick, at this point. But I would think that if there's interest in doing that, that it would come later, as we get closer to the draft. I think it's a little early right now for somebody to have made the decision to go after that pick."

In other words, don't rule out anything. We'll take that lead and rule in the rest of the NFC North:

  • The Lions didn't deny the validity of a proposed new team logo that leaked briefly onto the internet Tuesday. Check out Nicholas J. Cotsonika's blog on the Detroit Free Press Web site to see the new logo.

  • Chicago has scheduled a private workout with Rutgers receiver Kenny Britt this week, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. The Bears have been focusing heavily on receivers during their pre-draft scouting activities.

  • Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson said he wasn't more active on the free-agent market this offseason because "I am confident in our team" as it is comprised. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel caught up with Thompson at the owners' meeting.