The Falcons confirmed a revision to the deal that sent cornerback Chris Houston to the Detroit Lions for draft considerations Monday evening.
The deal was originally announced on March 8 and included the Lions receiving Houston, the Falcons receiving a sixth-round pick from Detroit and the teams swapping fifth-round picks in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Atlanta will now receive a conditional pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and the Lions’ sixth-round selection in this year’s Draft.
The Falcons still have six picks in the 2010 NFL Draft — a first, third, fourth, fifth and two sixths. The team traded its second-round pick to Kansas City last year for Tony Gonzalez and lost a seventh-round pick before the start of 2009 to St. Louis in exchange for cornerback Tye Hill.
The exact number of the picks will be determined later this month after the league awards compensatory draft picks. Those are given annually based on free agent acquisitions and losses from the previous year.
Houston started 37 games in three seasons with the Falcons including 14 in 2009. He missed the last four games with a hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve in Week 17. A second-round pick out of Arkansas in the 2007 NFL Draft, Houston started 11 games as a rookie. He leaves Atlanta with three career interceptions, 161 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 34 passes defensed.