Darius Slay

#23 DB / Detroit Lions / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 lb Age: 24 College: Mississippi State Bye 9

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions' Darius Slay: Active for Week 6 tilt with Bears

    Slay (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears. Slay was able to compete fully in Friday's practice, so he shouldn't be held to a limited snap count while working as the Lions' top cornerback Sunday. Through five games, Slay has collected 21 tackles and an interception.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions CB Darius Slay is probable for Week 2

    Lions cornerback Darius Slay is probable for Sunday's game in Minnesota. Although he gifted Slay a pick-six in Week 1, Chargers QB Philip Rivers mostly targeted Detroit's other defensive backs, which will likely be the blueprint for opposing signal-callers this season. However, Slay could get some extra opportunities for tackles and interceptions if he shadows his opponent's top receiver -- something the Lions might consider after Keenan Allen repeatedly beat 35-year-old Rashean Mathis last week.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Lions CB Darius Slay leaves practice early Wednesday

    Lions cornerback Darius Slay (ankle) participated in practice Wednesday, but he was forced to leave the field early, Kyle Meinke of the MLive.com reports. It's not great news for the Lions' top corner, who was trying to work through an ankle injury he suffered during Sunday's game against the Chargers. It's still early in the week, making Slay's availability for Sunday's contest against the Vikings still very much up in the air.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Lions provide no injury updates on Stafford, Pettigrew and Slay

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell offered no updates Monday on the statuses of quarterback Matthew Stafford, tight end Brandon Pettigrew and cornerback Darius Slay, who all sustained injuries during Sunday's season opener at San Diego. "You'll see on the injury report on Wednesday," Caldwell told reporters, per The Detroit News. Stafford got dinged up on a blind-side blitz midway through the third quarter Sunday, per MLive.com. He finished the game with a sleeve on his right (throwing) arm and showed up for his postgame press conference with scraping on his left arm. The Lions backup quarterback is Dan Orlovsky. "You saw him get hit, obviously," Caldwell said after Sunday's game. "Once he got hit, it was just a way of keeping him going." Pettigrew (undisclosed) was injured on the extra-point try on Detroit's final touchdown, while Slay did not finish the game due to an ankle injury suffered in the fourth quarter. Both players will undergo further medical testing.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Lions CB Darius Slay studies elite peers to improve his game

    Lions cornerback Darius Slay has improved from an inconsistent rookie to dependable starter in his two years in the league. Now, he wants to improve to a lockdown defender. Slay plans on taking notes from the other elite cornerbacks in the league to continue his climb in the NFL ranks, per ESPN.com. "I gotta study [Darrelle] Revis and Joe [Haden]," Slay said. "They are more my type of corner, more in your face, try to travel guys, follow you wherever you want to go. Just trying to take [the] best player out of the game. "I look at [Richard] Sherman, too, just because his ball skills, he's probably got the best ball skills in the NFL that I've seen in my past years. If the ball's in the air, he's getting it. Other than that, I love to watch Revis and Joe." Slay played in all 16 games for the Lions last season, recording 61 tackles and two interceptions.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lions CB Darius Slay dealing with bruises on hands

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Thursday that cornerback Darius Slay is suffering from self-inflicted bruises on both of his hands, reports The Oakland Press. Slay will miss the next few days of workouts because of the injuries. He had both of his hands wrapped.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Lions D-coordinator expecting Darius Slay to keep getting better

    Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin gives a lot of credit to cornerback Darius Slay in helping transform the Detroit defense into a top defensive unit in 2014, per the team's official website. Detroit had a top-10 pass defense and was the second-best overall defense in the NFL, yielding 295.9 yards per game. "Darius did a great job," Austin said. "The thing that you noticed right away, obviously, he has ability, but he has a lot of confidence." Slay admitted he had a confidence issue as a rookie in 2013, but he corrected the issue in the offseason leading up to the 2014 campaign. He finished with 61 tackles, 17 pass defenses and two interceptions in his second year in the NFL. "He plays, what I would think, might be one of the hardest positions in the National Football League," Austin said. "Playing out there at corner and playing by himself. He has a lot of things he does on his own and he held his own. He more than held his own. "I'm excited. I know he's working hard. He'll come back and we just hope he keeps ascending."

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Lions will have Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh for Week 15

    The Lions will have wideout Calvin Johnson and defesive tackle Ndamukong Suh for Week 15. Both players entered the game considered probable, and were always expected to play. Johnson is listed with an ankle injury. Suh is dealing with an illness. The team will also have Josh Bynes, James Ihedigbo, Darius Slay and LaAdrian Waddle. All four players were considered probable for the contest.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Lions unveil final injury report for Week 15

    Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's clash against the Vikings, according to the team's final injury report released on Friday. Running back Reggie Bush (ankle) and linebacker Tahir Whitehead (shoulder) were deemed questionable. Meanwhile, linebacker Josh Bynes (illness), safety James Ihedigbo (illness), defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (illness), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), cornerback Darius Slay (shoulder) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) were ruled probable for Week 15.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions counting on Darius Slay as starter

    Lions cornerback Darius Slay was inconsistent as a rookie but the team is counting on him as a starter in 2014, according to the team's website. "He has a lot of work to do," general manager Martin Mayhew said. "I think he's up to the challenge. He finished up strong for us the last half of the season. I'm looking forward to seeing him this season." The Lions are expected to play more aggressive, man-to-man coverage under new coordinator Teryl Austin, a style that suits Slay's strengths, the report said.

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