Darius Slay

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals isn't able to hold on to the ball while being pursued by cornerback Bill Bentley #28 of the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 25-21. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Lions Defensive Backs Coach Tony Oden Excited For Competition At Cornerback

Detroit has made a point this offseason to make sure the team will not be in trouble if Bentley or Lawson cannot get healthy.

CBS Detroit–05/07/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions gets the crowd pumped up during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Mayhew Impressed By How Much Slay Improved From Year One To Year Two

After his sophomore campaign, Slay stands as an example of a player taking initiative to improve his game and deliver on his potential.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2015

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)

Slay Making Strides, Says Being Around ‘Best Vets Ever’ Has Helped

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay adopted his trademark “finger wave,” as he calls it, from longtime NBA star Dikembe Mutombo.

CBS Detroit–12/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Kerry Taylor #13 of the Jacksonville Jaguars can't hold onto the ball against Cassius Vaughn #29 of the Detroit Lions in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Secondary Injuries: ‘Nothing We Can’t Overcome’

“As long as we don’t give up big play touchdowns,” said defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, “we should have an opportunity to win.”

CBS Detroit–09/19/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Mike Tolbert #35 of the Carolina Panthers runs against Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Quin Says He Cannot Imagine Where Secondary Would Be Without Slay

With injuries plaguing the secondary, the emergence of Darius Slay becomes more critical than ever to Detroit’s success.

CBS Detroit–09/16/2014

ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 16:  Detroit Lions first round NFL Draft pick Eric Ebron #85 goes through the passing drills during Detroit Lions Rookie Minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Allen Park, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

3 Detroit Lions Not Named Stafford, Suh Or Johnson Who Will Be Most Key In ’14

Eric Ebron, tight end – The idea with the Lions’ offense, under first-year coordinator Joe Lombardi, is to stretch the field to the sidelines and deep, and open up the middle for seam routes.

97.1 The Ticket–08/28/2014

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

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