NFL Players Have Been Openly Recruiting Darius Slay

John Maakaron

Lions cornerback Darius Slay has openly expressed his desire to take care of his family, and is not interested in playing for the Lions if the contract offer is not what he deems fair market value. 

He is under contract through 2021, but it is believed that he is interested in being one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL. 

Speculation continues to run rampant that Detroit general manager Bob Quinn will look to trade Slay this offseason.

Despite Detroit possibly looking to move on from one of the premier cover corners, many NFL players have openly expressed their desire for Slay to join their respective teams.

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton recently tweeted, "We have the most cap room in the league *cough cough*," after Slay indicated he would leave Detroit if he received a low contract offer.

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan and cornerback Marshon Lattimore responded to a Twitter post from Slay in which the longtime Lions defensive back promoted a giveaway on his streaming channel. 

Lattimore indicated the Saints' defense, by adding Slay, would have a massive advantage against the league's top wide receivers. 

Most recently, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey let it be known that a Slay-Ramsey cornerback duo would be highly desirable to him. 

In 2019, Slay recorded two interceptions and had 13 passes defensed. 

Quarterbacks only had an 81.6 passer rating when targeting Slay, who routinely covered the opposition's best receiver.


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No. 1-1

Please Lions.... Call his bluff. Do not break the bank for Slay.