Slay (contract dispute) is not certain to report for the start of training camp, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "We'll see. Time will tell," Slay said Thursday. Both Slay and defensive tackle Damon Harrison earned $88,000 fines for skipping mandatory minicamp this week in search of new contracts. Slay, who is scheduled to make $12 million in 2018, could be fined as much as $40,000 per day of training camp if he doesn't report on time. The 2017 first-team All-Pro corner reportedly wants to be paid like a premier cornerback, presumably like Miami's Xavien Howard was in May. While Slay checks in at 13th in the league in terms of average annual salary among cornerbacks, his base salary in 2019 is second-most, so the Lions may not be as willing -- especially with multiple years left on Slay's deal.
Slay isn't expected to show up to the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday and believes he's deserving of a new contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Slay has been absent throughout OTAs, and his holdout is expected to continue heading into minicamp. He still has two years remaining on his current deal -- he agreed to a four-year, $48.15 million contract in 2016 -- though he wants a new contract that will pay him like one of the top corners in the league. The shutdown corner will be fined if he decides not to show up to mandatory minicamp.
Slay (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Slay was listed as questionable with the ankle issue that cropped up this week, but it was reported earlier Sunday that he was expected to play. The 27-year-old should see some matchups with Larry Fitzgerald, but the Cardinals and rookie QB Josh Rosen haven't shown a consistent passing attack this season.
Slay (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Slay was a mid-week addition to the injury report after the ankle issue limited his participation in Thursday's practice. He repeated the activity level Friday, which will apparently be enough for the Lions' top cornerback to gain clearance for Week 14. Slay may not be in store for too busy of a day against a Cardinals offense that has thrown fewer than 30 times in four of quarterback Josh Rosen's nine starts.
Slay is questionable for Sunday's game at Arizona with an ankle injury. Slay was added to the injury report Thursday as a limited participant due to the ankle issue. The fact the 27-year-old was still able to practice in some capacity bodes well for his availability Sunday, but his game status is still worth keeping an eye on heading into the weekend.
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