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Darius Slay | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (36) / DET
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Lions CB Darius Slay was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 15.
Against the Bears last Saturday, Slay was targeted four times and allowed three catches for just 41 yards, while picking off two passes and batting away one. He's been awesome this season and was named to his first Pro Bowl on Tuesday. Slay is PFF's No. 9 cover corner out of 119 qualifiers. Slay inked a huge extension with the Lions two summers ago and is signed through 2020. Wed, Dec 20, 2017 09:39:00 AM

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Darius Slay (hamstring) is active for Week 17 against the Packers.

This was expected after Slay put in a full week of limited practice. Slay isn't fully healthy, but his return is a huge upgrade to Detroit's secondary.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 07:14:00 PM

Darius Slay (hamstring) is questionable for Week 17 against the Packers.

Slay put in a limited week of practice and should be ready to go for Sunday night's NFC North championship. He holds PFF's 12th-highest cornerback grade this year.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Darius Slay (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

It puts Slay on track to return after sitting out last week. Slay likely won't be fully healthy, but he should play in Sunday's NFC North showdown.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Darius Slay (hamstring) is doubtful for Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Slay is not going to play after sitting out practice all week. Slay's absence is a big boost to Dez Bryant's matchup.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 02:52:00 PM

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press does not expect Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) to play Monday night against the Cowboys.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said earlier in the week Slay sounded "like a long-shot to play." Slay's absence would be a big boost for Dez Bryant.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Lions CB Darius Slay will have an MRI on his injured hamstring Monday.

Slay aggravated his hamstring injury early against the Giants and never returned. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the corner "sounds like a long-shot to play." Slay has already missed two games this season with hamstring issues, and it looks like he is in danger of making it three. On the bright side, Slay will have an extra two days to recover with the Lions playing in Dallas on Monday night (most of the league plays on Saturday this week).
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 08:58:00 AM

Lions CB Darius Slay exited Week 15 against the Giants with a hamstring injury.

Slay went down early in the first half and didn't come out for the start of the third quarter. He came into the game questionable with the hamstring issue, which he's been battling for nearly two months now.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) is expected to return following the bye week.

Slay has missed the last two games with a pulled hamstring. He looked close to playing against the Vikings, and he should be nearly back to full health following the bye week.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Lions top CB Darius Slay (hamstring) is inactive for Week 9 at Minnesota.

It's an upgrade to Stefon Diggs' matchup, although fill-in Johnson Bademosi handled himself more than capably in last week's loss to the Texans. The rest of the Lions' inactives are RT Riley Reiff, RB Justin Forsett, TE Khari Lee, OL Joe Dahl, CB Adarius Barnes, and WLB DeAndre Levy.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 9.

Slay turned in a limited week of practice and looks likely to come down to a game-time call. The Lions have not been revealing with injury situations this year.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

Slay missed last week after going down in Week 7. His return is a good sign, but doesn't guarantee he'll play. The Lions have a bye in Week 10.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Lions declared CB Darius Slay, DT Haloti Ngata, TE Cole Wick, DT Anthony Zettel, OT Corey Robinson, and WLB DeAndre Levy inactive for Week 8 against the Lions.

Ngata was listed as questionable, while Slay and Levy had already been ruled out. The Lions are missing key defenders at all three levels of defense.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 11:41:00 AM

Lions CB Darius Slay (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 8.

The Lions will turn to Johnson Bademosi to start opposite Nevin Lawson. Bademosi is a career special teamer. Slay looks likely to be staring at a multi-week absence. Brock Osweiler is worth firing up in two-quarterback leagues.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Darius Slay (hamstring) is not practicing Wednesday.

Slay left Week 7 early and was unable to return. By the look of his injury last Sunday, it's hard to see him being ready for a date with the Texans this week. Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins are both in tasty matchups.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 02:52:00 PM

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