Darius Slay will have a new start in Philadelphia but left Detroit on a bad note. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Darius Slay is a happy new member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and his old team, the Detroit Lions, appear to be happy he’s out the door.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press shared Thursday that a source told him Slay was “a major cancer” during the 2019 season in Detroit.

Per Birkett:

“One Lions source, who spoke to the Free Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said he considered Slay ‘a major cancer’ last season and that ‘he would sit in meetings and not pay attention’ then ‘go into the locker room and tell other players how the coaches are full of s***.'”

It’s worth pointing out that Slay hasn’t exactly shied away from criticizing head coach Matt Patricia since the star cornerback was traded to Philly. In fact, he made it clear in a brutal takedown Thursday that he has no respect for Patricia, whom he said called him out during his first training camp as a rookie head coach back in 2018.

On top of that, after he read Birkett’s article, he quote-tweeted it wondering who said he was “a major cancer.”

What we know for sure is that Slay couldn’t wait to be traded away from Detroit.

We also know that there were reports emerging from the organization during Patricia’s first training camp that he was already losing his locker room.

So, it’s not surprising that there is no love lost between Slay and his old head coach.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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Can you name every Detroit Lions defensive player to be selected to the Pro Bowl since 1960?
10 - LB 1953-1965
Joe Schmidt
9 - DB 1952-1964
Yale Lary
7 - CB 1967-1977
Lem Barney
5 - DT 1960-1966
Roger Brown
4 - DT 1958-1970
Alex Karras
4 - DT 1975-1985
Doug English
4 - LB 1988-1995
Chris Spielman
4 - DT 2010-2014
Ndamukong Suh
3 - DB 1960-1965
Night Train Lane
3 - LB 1958-1972
Wayne Walker
3 - CB 1959-1972
Dick LeBeau
3 - DE 1978-1982
Al Baker
3 - DT 1987-1992
Jerry Ball
3 - DE 1992-2003
Robert Porcher
3 - CB 2013-2019
Darius Slay
2 - DB 1957-1965
Terry Barr
2 - LB 1995-2001
Stephen Boyd
2 - DE 1995-2003
Luther Elliss
2 - CB 2003-2006
Dre' Bly
2 - DT 2001-2007
Shaun Rogers
1 - DE 1955-1967
Darris McCord
1 - LB 1965-1973
Mike Lucci
1 - FS 1973-1977
Dick Jauron
1 - LB 1967-1978
Paul Naumoff
1 - LB 1983-1992
Mike Cofer
1 - LB 1993-1994
Pat Swilling
1 - DB 1988-1996
Bennie Blades
1 - DB 2013-2018
Glover Quin
1 - DE 2013-2018
Ezekiel Ansah

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