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Lions CB Darius Slay, PR Jamal Agnew named first-team All Pros

Slay set his sights on the Pro Bowl, but his 2017 season earned him first-team, All-Pro honors.

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The Associated Press released their official 2017 All-Pro teams on Friday and two Detroit Lions made the list: cornerback Darius Slay and rookie punt returner Jamal Agnew.

This is the first time either player has earned the honors and for Slay, it comes just weeks after being named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. Slay finished the season with a league (and career) high eight interceptions. Slay also led all defenders with 28 passes defended.

Slay, interestingly enough, was named to the first-team as a “defensive back,” not as a cornerback. Jalen Ramsey and Xavier Rhodes were the two representatives as cornerbacks.

Agnew, on the other hand, was just one of two rookies to make the All-Pro squad—the other being special teamer Budda Baker from the Cardinals. Agnew finished the year leading the league in punt return yards (447), yards per return (15.4) and punt return touchdowns (2). He also added a few special teams tackles along the way and had 27 offensive yards on four touches.

This is the first time any Lions players have been named to the All-Pro first team since Ndamukong Suh in 2014.

No Lions were named to the All-Pro second team. You can view the entire AP All-Pro roster here.

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