The Detroit Lions will be without the services of cornerback Darius Slay against the Giants.
It has been a particularly rough week for Slay. On Tuesday, the Lions front office traded Quandre Diggs in a move that left many teammates surprised and forced to address their thoughts on the business side of the NFL.
Slay expressed his frustrations in a media session Thursday in which he stated he felt there was no loyalty in the NFL.
Friday, it was officially announced that Darius Slay, Mike Daniels and Amani Oruwariye were ruled out for Sunday’s game at Ford Field.
Slay has been limited in practice all week. He initially injured his hamstring against the Eagles. As a result of the lingering injury, he was unable to play against the Chiefs. He also aggravated the injury against the Vikings and could not complete the game against a divisional foe.
A positive note to report, defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand is likely to make his season debut. The news comes at the best time, as one of the biggest challenges that awaits the Lions defense is trying to limit star running back Saquon Barkley.