Today the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets have executed a major trade. Seattle sent wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, a 2018 second-round pick, and a 2018 seventh-round pick to the Jets. In return, they got defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and a 2018 seventh-round pick. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions executed a trade of their own with the San Francisco 49ers.

Seahawks improve already scary defensive line

With the addition of Pro Bowler Sheldon Richardson, the Seattle Seahawks will have an imposing defensive line. The team already had Pro Bowlers Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, along with talented 2015 second-round pick Frank Clark.

In 2013, Richardson won Defensive Rookie of the Year and followed it up by making the Pro Bowl in 2014.However, the talented defensive lineman has also been in trouble each of the last two seasons. He was suspended the first four games of 2015 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

The next year, Richardson was suspended again for one game due to his June 2015 arrest for reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is also coming off the worst year of his career, in which he only had one sack.

Jets upgrade receiving core

Adding Jermaine Kearse upgrades an awful and inexperienced New York Jets recovering core that has been reeling from losing number one receiver Quincy Enuwa for the season. While the 27-year-old Kearse is not a true number one receiver, he will now be the best player the Jets have at the position.

Last season, he hauled in 41 catches for 511 yards and one touchdown. The second-round pick will also be a boon for a Jets team that will need all the young talent it can get.

Lions trade Tomlinson to 49ers

Yesterday, the Detroit Lions parted ways with former first-round pick Laken Tomlinson, sending him to the San Fransico 49ers in exchange for a 2019 fifth round pick.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo were the first to report news of the deal yesterday. Detroit drafted the guard out of Duke hoping that he would solve their offensive line problems.

However, he never fit their scheme and was eventually benched halfway through last season in favor of rookie Graham Glasgow. With Tomlinson, the 49ers have beefed up the interior of their offensive line with some depth and he could possibly challenge Zane Beadles for the starting job at left guard.

For his career, the 25-year-old Tomlinson has played in 32 games and started 24 of them.