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Report: Price for Darius Slay ‘incredibly high,’ reporter doesn’t see deal happening

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One NFL insider thinks Darius Slay will stay put in Detroit.

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The rumors around Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay and the trade deadline remain relatively firm. The Lions are listening, but their asking price is reportedly very high.

Mike Garafolo joined in the rumors as he filed a report for NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Tuesday morning. Garafolo said the Lions’ price is “incredibly high” and that leads him to believe Darius Slay will remain in Detroit.

“I know there was some mention yesterday that the Philadelphia Eagles (were) potentially in play for Slay, but the asking price for Slay, I’m being told, remains incredibly high,” Garafolo said. “If (Eagles GM) Howie Roseman didn’t pay big for Jalen Ramsey—and he did make a sizeable offer, just not big enough to complete the trade—I just don’t see him going to those kind of levels for Darius Slay. I’m going to say that Slay remains a Detroit Lion beyond today.”

Of course, the day is young. Last year, Garafolo’s colleague at NFL Network, Tom Pelissero, said the following before Golden Tate was eventually traded.

“At this point, my understanding is that it’s not likely Tate gets moved unless they get blown away with an offer.”

So stay tuned. We’re still a long ways from the 4 p.m. ET deadline on Tuesday.