Darius Slay to report to Lions camp on time

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The Lions are 2-for-2 on getting veterans looking for new contracts to show up for camp without them.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, cornerback Darius Slay will report to training camp on time.

Slay had skipped the team’s mandatory minicamp in hopes of landing an upgraded deal.

He has two years left on his current contract, worth nearly $24 million.

The Lions also avoided any problems with defensive tackle Damon Harrison, who was also hoping for a new deal. Harrison said yesterday he planned to show up on time as well, after skipping minicamp.

They may eventually get the upgrades they were hoping for, but for now the team didn’t blink.

8 responses to “Darius Slay to report to Lions camp on time

  1. Can this no name dude block? I need protection before my career is over from getting pounded!!!

  2. Long time Lions Fan here. Detroit needs them both on the field and playing well to have a chance in the crowded and competitive NFC North.

    The big question will be if Patricia can avoid another disaster of a season. It wasn’t just the W-L record that was bad, but the way the Lions lost that was worrisome (think opener vs. Jets, the double digit sacking of Stafford vs both Chi and Minn, etc). Even last years preseason stank and the team looked underprepared.

  3. Just because no announcement was made about upgrades doesn’t mean the Lions didn’t blink at least a little bit . The Lions recently met with Rosenhaus the agent for both players so based on the fact they both now are going to report indicates that the players received some type of good news .

  4. As a Lions fan, the defense doesn’t concern me so much this year. It improved as last season went on and as players got more comfortable. I think we’ve signed and drafted well on that side of the ball. We just need to pressure the QB more. Last season QBs could have dinner, drinks, dessert, and coffee in the pocket.

    I am much more concerned with the offensive side of the ball. Stafford, for all his faults, is a gunslinger. He’s one of the only QBs who is better on attempts 30-40+ than he is throws 1-29. We brought in Bevell who is a run first guy, added 3 TEs, and added CJ Anderson. We’re going to play 10 games in domes in 2019. Let’s air it out which has been our strong suit. Yes, Kerryon Johnson looks great and we added Jermaine Kearse and Amendola (I think Tommylee Lewis is a nice add too). We’ve got the players and the conditions. Let Stafford be Stafford. He’s not going to be Brady, Brees, or Wilson and thrive on the short- to mid- routes. He’s a bomber.

    Fitting a QB to a system is a recipe for disaster, like when we hired Joe Lombardi who tried to use the Saints’ model. Let Stafford be himself and give him the coaches to do it.

  5. Excellent…props to Quinn for pulling this off after meeting with their mutual agent, Drew Rosenhaus

  6. shurmanblog says:
    July 23, 2019 at 8:08 am
    Just because no announcement was made about upgrades doesn’t mean the Lions didn’t blink at least a little bit . The Lions recently met with Rosenhaus the agent for both players so based on the fact they both now are going to report indicates that the players received some type of good news .
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    Or Quinn didn’t blink, and Rosenhaus knew it went as far as it would go for the time being. I guess years of futility have made it SO hard for some Lions fans to give the new regime any credit for anything

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