Darius Slay “Wouldn’t Mind” Staying With Lions

Lions cornerback Darius Slay says he “wouldn’t mind,” staying put, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes. This comes just after a long stretch of trade speculation surrounding the 28-year-old and a week full of rumors linking him to the Eagles. 

I wouldn’t mind playing my whole career here,” Slay said. “Who wouldn’t want to just play on one team? But it’s a whole business. Can’t have your hopes up.”

Things haven’t necessarily been rosy between the Lions and Slay as of late. The cornerback was irate after the club traded starting safety Quandre Diggs to the Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick, which likely prompted the Lions to start shopping him. During all of that, the Lions made an offer for Broncos star Chris Harris, who would have stepped in as his replacement.

When asked if he was hoping for a fresh start somewhere else, Slay expressed indifference:

I don’t care,” he said. “I’m a millionaire, dude.”

Slay, who is midway through his seventh pro season, is under contract through 2020 under the four-year, $48MM deal he signed back in 2016. For now, he’s with the 3-3-1 Lions, but it’ll be a situation to monitor in the offseason.

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  1. Boston2AZ

    When asked if he was hoping for a fresh start somewhere else, Slay expressed indifference:“I don’t care,” he said. “I’m a millionaire, dude.”

    Possibly the most honest statement from an athlete that I’ve ever seen.

  2. Stat_head

    This whole thing has been blown way out of proportion thru the power of social media. Slay tweets his dismay and support for afriend and teammate being traded and suddenly he dissatisfied with the team. Others teams coming looking for a disgruntled player discount at the deadline which continues the narrative. The Lions looks for an upgrade opposite Slay & to build depth, he’s hurt and they are thin at CB, and that feeds the narrative. I’m sure he and the team are tired of it.

    • al avias phone

      maybe he should be the good soldier and shut up and do his job.oh wait,he’s unable to do that at a acceptable level.

      • Stat_head

        Aside from being hurt right now, what isn’t Slay doing at an acceptable level??? The game clinching interception against the Chargers was pretty acceptable.

  3. al avias phone

    it’s all good.then you won’t mind getting the boot and we end up with a better,younger,CHEAPER corner.maybe the rest of us NON MILLIONAIRE people out here who buy tickets, merchandise and $10 beers wouldn’t mind seeing you traded to Cleveland or Miami.

  4. jirogers72

    Slay, your performance is not worth your the salary you are being paid. Collect your $10 million from another loser team next year. You and Josh Norman would make a great pair on the Redskins. Two overpaid cocky bums!

    • dugdog83

      There’s a big difference between Slay and Norman. Slay is at least a playmaker. Norman had one good season years ago and he’s a much bigger d bag.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    “I don’t care,” he said. “I’m a millionaire, dude.”

    They all say that until some psycho ex girlfriend or wife decides to extort them with the help of some shyster lawyer.

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