Slay is Detroit's top cornerback and his absence spells trouble for an already leaky
Slay hadn't yet recorded a pick in the 2016 campaign, but his first of the season couldn't have been more opportune. With the game winding down, the Lions led the heavily favored Eagles by one point with just over a minute to play, and opposing QB Carson Wentz attempted a deep bomb that Slay casually snagged over his shoulder to bring the game to a close. This Ole Miss product is his team's clear top cornerback and will enter a Week 6 matchup against a Rams offense largely devoid of receiving talent.
Slay logged one tackle in in his preseason debut Thursday against the Bengals.
Slay was considered questionable for the game with what head coach Jim Caldwell described as a "medical situation", but appeared fit and able Thursday, albeit in limited action. He'll enter the 2016 season as the Lions' top cornerback coming off a 2015 campaign that saw him finish as ProFootballFocus.com's second-highest graded corner and 44th-highest graded player overall.
Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated Wednesday that
Caldwell failed to elaborate any further on the situation, so it's unclear how serious of an issue it may be. Slay started 16 games and recorded two interceptions in both of the past two seasons.
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