Unlike Damon Harrison Sr., who has been pretty vocal on social media about his desire to get paid more this offseason (however indirectly it has been), Darius Slay has taken the quieter route. Though both were absent during OTAs and minicamp over the past month, neither have directly addressed this with the media, choosing instead to let their actions speak for themselves.
This week, Slay joined The Pride Podcast, and while he didn’t go into much, if any, detail about his situation, he did talk about whether his holdout will extend to training camp.
“Will I be there?” Slay asked rhetorically. “We’ll see, time will tell.”
When asked to provide any updates on how things are progressing with the team or what Slay is hoping to achieve, the Lions’ star cornerback declined to give details.
“I ain’t getting into that,” Slay said. “I’ll let my agent and the organization kind of handle all that. I’m just going to be chill about it and see how it all play out.”
Slay has hinted on social media before that he values guaranteed money in NFL contracts, and the current deal Slay has features exactly zero guaranteed money over the final two years.
To get what he wants, Slay has one of the most powerful agents in football, Drew Rosenhaus, who also happens to represent Harrison.
“I need the best to get the best,” Slay said of his agent.
As the Detroit Free Press notes, if Slay decides to extend his holdout to training camp, it could result in as much as a $40,000 fine per day. Slay and Harrison both already forfeited $250,000 workout bonuses by missing OTAs, and they both face potential fines for skipping mandatory minicamp.
But will either risk being hit with some pretty serious fines in July? As Slay said, time will tell.