Data Scout Notes: 2012: 2ndC/NAM...2011: NA...2010: NA
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Draft Scout Darius Slay News
10/09/16 - CB Darius Slay forced the fumble that led to Detroit's go-ahead score and intercepted Carson Wentz's pass with 1:17 to clinch the victory.
"That's my nickname, 'Big-Play Slay,' so I try to make every play I do big," Slay said. "I'm just blessed and fortunate to be able to do it."
08/11/16 - CB Darius Slay missed the Lions' joint practice against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday with what Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said was "a medical situation" that the team "just wanted to calm down a little bit." Slay had his hands full in the first practice with receiver Antonio Brown, getting beat deep three straight times in one-on-one drills. There's no lingering concern over that performance - receivers typically have the edge in one-on-ones and Brown might be the best in the NFL - but Slay struggled against Demaryius Thomas and Alshon Jeffery at times last year, too.
07/29/16 - CB Darius Slay agreed to a contract extension through the 2020 season, the team announced Friday. The team did not disclose details of the deal, but multiple media outlets reported Slay agreed to a four-year extension worth $50.2 million, with $23 million in guarantees. The deal was struck just hours before the start of training camp. Slay, 25, was originally drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He started all 16 regular-season games for the Lions each of the past two seasons, and had two interceptions in each campaign.
06/02/16 - CB Darius Slay thinks he already would be in the discussion about top-five cornerbacks in the NFL if he had more interceptions last year. In his third season with the Lions, Slay had just two picks, but he proved to be among the top cover men in the league.
To help his chances at more picks, Slay said he plans to catch 100 passes each day of the 10 OTAs, whether before or after practice, to tally 1,000 catches during the three weeks of practices. He took the idea from safety Glover Quin, who has 14 interceptions during his three years with Detroit.
11/25/15 - CB Darius Slay (neck) was limited, but he should play Thursday.