NFC Rival Contacts Lions’ Darius Slay About Joining Team

Darius Slay

Getty Darius Slay prior to a Lions game.

Darius Slay has been a solid player for a while in the NFL, and plenty of folks have taken notice of his obvious talent in recent years.

Though he’s played for the Detroit Lions, Slay has his share of fans and friends around the league. One such person is New York Giants rookie receiver Darius Slayton. Not only do the pair share a similar name, but they interact on Twitter as well.

Recently, Slayton tried to jump into the mix and try and recruit Slay to the Giants, pointing out the amount of cap space the team had. This is nothing new, considering Trent Brown tried to intervene and do the same thing.

Slay had a funny response.

Slay isn’t a free agent, so for Slayton or any other team to truthfully get their hands on him, the Lions would have to make a huge trade.

Regardless, that won’t stop the players from mixing it up on the internet and having some fun. Will this lead to anything? Only time will tell.

Darius Slay Outlines Possible Contract Demands

Slay wants a new contract, and isn’t shy talking about it. The Lions have been reportedly trying to talk things through with Slay as it relates to a deal. In the meantime, the cornerback has been dropping clues on the internet about the type of contract he could want in order to stick around in the Motor City.

Getting into it with fans a bit, Slay was explaining what would constitute a fair contract for him. Slay laughed off the notion that he would

Former Lions safety Quadre Diggs chimed in saying he believed Slay was worth more in the neighborhood of $68 million dollars. That’s something that managed to get Slay’s attention.

Regardless, it will be interesting to see where the negotiations lead themselves in the coming months and if Slay is indeed hanging around for the future. Clearly, the cornerback isn’t shy about asking for a lot, and considering how he’s played in his career, that’s not unexpected.

Darius Slay Reportedly Discussing Deal With Lions

The cornerback was rumored to be on the move prior to the trade deadline months ago, but a deal never panned out. Slay has been open to the idea of staying, and that could be just what the Lions are currently working on at this point in time.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Lions have been working with Slay to try and get an extension done. Nothing has happened yet, and the parties have been trying to hash out a deal for a while.

As Fowler explains, the Lions could choose to deal Slay in the event that they do not get a deal done. In other words, stay focused on this case in the coming weeks and months.

Slay himself has maintained he wants to stay in Detroit, but will be willing to roll with the punches no matter what happens.

That’s clear after seeing some of the fun Slay is having on Twitter.

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