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Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a touchdown pass in front of Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: David Banks/Getty Images)

Darius Slay Key To Lions Secondary

The Detroit Lions’ struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team’s issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.

08/14/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29:  Cordarrelle Patterson #84 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to pull in a pass while Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions blocks it on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

How Darius Slay Tried To Get Chris Houston To Let Him Wear No. 23

“I thought he was just going to give it to me to give it to me,” Slay said, laughing.

CBS Detroit–08/07/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 17 : Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions breaks up a pass intended for Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 17, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Lions Appear To Be Thin On Talent At Cornerback

The Detroit Lions appear to be thin on talent at cornerback, counting on veteran Rashean Mathis and second-year pro Darius Slay to be starters.

97.1 The Ticket–08/06/2014

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a  touchdown pass in front of Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Slay Feeling Fine After Leaving Practice, Talks About Johnny Manziel

It caused a bit of a scare Monday when projected starting cornerback Darius Slay left practice accompanied by a trainer.

CBS Detroit–08/04/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29:  Cordarrelle Patterson #84 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to pull in a pass while Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions blocks it on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

GM Martin Mayhew Says Secondary Help On Lions’ Shopping List

Martin Mayhew declined to say whether the Lions would have handled the draft differently had they know Houston would not be an option.

CBS Detroit–07/29/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29:  Cordarrelle Patterson #84 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to pull in a pass while Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions blocks it on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Slay: ‘We Feel Good About Where He’s Heading’

Working with the first team as Houston recovers from a toe injury, Slay is ready to play like he’s the man.

CBS Detroit–06/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a pass under pressure from strong safety James Ihedigbo #32 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lions WR Calvin Johnson Active Against Giants

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active against the New York Giants.

97.1 The Ticket–12/22/2013

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 10: Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears catches a  touchdown pass in front of Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter on November 10, 2013 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Slay Doubtful For Sunday’s Game; Bush, Houston Listed As Questionable

“Still being evaluated,” head coach Jim Schwartz said. “We’ll just see where that takes us. It was sort of a freak thing.”

CBS Detroit–12/06/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter touchdown with Matthew Stafford #9 while playing the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Once Reluctant, NFL Players Say Yoga Is Not Just For Girls Anymore

Many big, strong, manly football players do yoga, including superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and almost all of them – yes, Burleson included – initially resisted taking up the practice.

CBS Detroit–11/08/2013

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Rashean Mathis #31 of the Detroit Lions pumps up the crowd during the fourth quarter while playing the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mathis Embraces Role As Mentor As Well As On-Field Duties

Far from being resentful of his declining status, the 33-year-old Mathis takes care to build up his young teammates.

CBS Detroit–09/22/2013

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