Detroit Lions bring back veteran cornerback to mentor their younger players

The Detroit Lions have brought back their best cornerback from last season, Rashean Mathis. Signed to be a mentor to younger players on the Lions roster during the 2013 season, Mathis ended up starting 13 games after replacing the struggling Darius Slay in the lineup. Mathis totaled 47 totals and a team high 15 passes defended. Early in his career Mathis had been an all-pro with...
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Detroit Lions: Who is the best conerback in the NFL Draft?

Detroit Lions: Who is the best conerback in the NFL Draft?The NFL Scouting Combine wrapped up on Tuesday as this year’s cornerbacks and safeties completed their workouts. The Detroit Lions are in the market to find a corner that can step in and contribute on the field from day one and that position could be fulfilled with the tenth overall pick in this year’s draft. The nine...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Darius Slay is skilled but has “a lot of room to improve”

The Lions allowed the 10th-most passing yards per game in 2013, and new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was most recently the Ravens’ secondary coach. Not surprisingly, then, Austin was asked about the club’s cornerback play at his introductory press conference. While Austin noted that teams “can’t have enough corners” and that by extension, the club would want to “strengthen...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Slay working hard on NFL transition

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Rookie cornerbacks face a tough transition to the NFL. Failure is almost inevitable. Just ask Darius Slay, the Detroit Lions second-round draft pick who has started the first two games but been replaced both times after giving up big plays. Slay said this type of adversity is nothing for him. Ive got a good mindset, he said. Ive been in harder times before....
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions rookie thought Lambeau was a car

Lions rookie Darius Slay thought when his teammates mentioned "Lambeau," the Packers' stadium, they were referring to the Lamborghini automobile.

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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions rookie corner Darius Slay thought talk of ‘Lambeau’ was about a Lamborghini

The Detroit Lions used a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to select Darius Slay, a cornerback out of Mississippi State University. And while it remains to be seen how Slay will perform in his rookie season, it might be a good idea for him to brush up on the names of NFL stadiums. […]The post Lions rookie corner Darius Slay thought talk of ‘Lambeau’ was about a Lamborghini...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp notes: Slay holds his own and Rugland's 58-yarder

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Sure, hes gotten burned by Calvin Johnson. What rookie wouldnt? What human being wouldnt? Darius Slay, a second-round draft pick who is competing for a starting job in the Detroit Lions secondary, also has been making plays and holding his own throughout the first four days of training camp. Slay is the latest addition in an concerted effort by the Lions to add...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft CB Darius Slay In 2013 NFL Draft

2.4 Detroit Lions Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State (6-0, 192) With the fourth pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Lions selected CB Darius Slay out of Mississippi State. For the second year in a row the Lions go after a player with injury concerns. In 2012, they drafted WR Ryan Broyles who was coming into the NFL with a newly rehabbed knee. This time, they select Slay...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions' Slay undergoes knee surgery

Cornerback Darius Slay, a second-round draft pick from Mississippi State, recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss the Detroit Lions' rookie mini-camp this weekend, the club confirmed Tuesday. The surgery was described as "minor" by the Lions. Slay had been diagnosed with a torn meniscus before the draft. Some NFL clubs reportedly were concerned...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Darius Slay will get right to work

Detroit Lions’ new cornerback Darius Slay has no doubts about his physical ability to be ready to go at the start of the regular season.  Jim Schwartz has no doubt that Slay will be mentally prepared and properly Lionized before the start of the regular season.  The Lions’ head coach made no bones about the fact that the team sees Slay as a contributor right away. “We didn’t...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

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