There are reports that the Detroit Lions are hoping to be buyers at the trade deadline, but other teams are hoping they’re selling.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions have received calls to inquire about trading for star cornerback Darius Slay. Slay recently made headlines after an emotional media session in which he told reporters he felt there was no loyalty in the NFL after his good friend Quandre Diggs was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
In that same interview, Slay had a curious response when asked if he wanted to play with the Detroit Lions beyond the trade deadline.
“It don’t matter where I’m at, I just wanna play ball,” Slay said.
He later clarified that he was speaking to the business part of the team. He loves Detroit and its fans.
For fans get the wrong impression I love the state of Michigan I give y’all my all on an off the field for u guys!!!! BigPlay just don’t like the business side of it!!!— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) October 24, 2019
It’s important to note that Schefter’s tweet is only suggesting that teams are interested in Slay, not that the Lions are interested in shipping him. As Schefter says, “it would take a lot to pry him out of Detroit” So don’t necessarily expect a trade to happen, unless a team offers them a deal they can’t refuse.