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23 Darius Slay CB

Detroit Lions

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Lions counting on Darius Slay as starter
by Larry Hartstein |

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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Lions want consistency from up-and-down Darius Slay
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions cornerback Darius Slay had an up-and-down rookie year after being drafted 36th overall. He began the season as a starter, lost the job to Rashean Mathis, then made the most of another chance to start when he replaced the injured Chris Houston on Thanksgiving.

In that 40-10 win over Green Bay, Slay had three passes defensed and two tackles.

"You know, he had some things, he had some growing pains," new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told the team's website. "There were some times he didn't look very good and there were some times he looked outstanding.

"Our goal is to try to get him to be consistent, to be a consistent player. That way, that talent will start to take over."

A knee injury cost Slay three games. He finished with 34 tackles and six passes defensed. He'll get every opportunity to earn a starting job in 2014, according to the website.

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Six Lions probable Week 17
by Chris Cwik |

Lions S Louis Delmas, S John Wendling, OL Dylan Gandy, CB Chris Greenwood, CB Rashean Mathis and CB Darius Slay are probable Week 17.

Delmas has been playing through a knee injury all season. Mathis has an illness, but practiced in full all week.

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Darius Slay returns to practice
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions cornerback Darius Slay, who's been out since undergoing knee surgery Dec. 6, returned to practice Wednesday, reports Detroit wraps up the season Sunday at Minnesota.

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Four injured Lions get the green light
by Igor Mello |

The Lions have ruled Louis Delmas (knee), DeAndre Levy (foot), Darius Slay (knee) and John Wendling (ankle) active for Sunday's game against the Giants in Week 16. Slay was the biggest surprise among the injured players, as he was originally ruled doubtful for the game on Friday.

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39/21/14GB1:00 pm
49/28/14@ NYJ1:00 pm
510/5/14BUF1:00 pm
610/12/14@ MIN1:00 pm
710/19/14NO1:00 pm
810/26/14@ ATL9:30 am
Bye: Week 9
1011/9/14MIA1:00 pm
1111/16/14@ ARI4:25 pm
1211/23/14@ NE1:00 pm
1311/27/14CHI12:30 pm
1412/7/14TB1:00 pm
1512/14/14MIN1:00 pm
1612/21/14@ CHI1:00 pm
1712/28/14@ GB1:00 pm
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YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013Detroit Lions133427.070000.0005
2014Detroit Lions276.010000.0003
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Brunswick, GA, USA
Mississippi State
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