With the first preseason game two days away, the Detroit Lions have released the first unofficial depth chart for their home opener against the Cleveland Browns. Although a lot can change between now and the official 2014 roster, there are some obvious winners and losers being exposed after the first two weeks of training camp.
1. Darius Slay: #2 Cornerback
With the cornerback...
ALLEN PARK, MICH. -- Despite a brief scare with cornerback Darius Slay, things looked positive at the Detroit Lions' practice Monday morning.
Slay had to leave practice briefly, but returned to the sidelines after a short visit to the trainer's room.
"What actually happened is he had a little problem in a one-on-one situation, Golden Tate went up for a ball and came...
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Darius Slay suffered through the familiar growing pains of a rookie cornerback trying to prove himself in the NFL.
Slay, a second-round draft pick a year ago by the Detroit Lions, was given a starting job to open the season, lost it because of poor performance, eventually reclaimed it, got injured and then came back again to start and play well in the final week.
"I feel like...
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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....
Lions rookie Darius Slay thought when his teammates mentioned "Lambeau," the Packers' stadium, they were referring to the Lamborghini automobile.
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...
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.