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Lions notes: Vote for Darius Slay as ‘Clutch Performer of the Week’

The star cornerback is up for some weekly honors from the NFL.

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  • In other honors, Slay won the vote for best defensive back of Week 5:

  • Matthew Stafford has been excellent outside of the pocket this year:

  • Calvin Johnson seems to only be getting better on “Dancing with the Stars.” This week, the DWTS crew surprised him by having Jerry Rice throw him a football at the end of his routine, and the two All Pro receivers ended up meeting for the first time:

Unfortunately, Calvin scored a 24/30 for his routine, which was tied for the lowest score of the week. He was not eliminated, but is on the hot seat for next week.

  • Standout cornerback Bene Benwikere was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins:

  • It may not mean much, but it’s always important to keep things in perspective:

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