Darius Slay ended his holdout this week, reporting to Detroit Lions training camp before Thursday’s opening practice. Although he did not participate in Day 1 after being placed on the Non-Football Injury list, he did spend a little time with the media after practice.
Slay chose the high road when asked specifically about the holdout, choosing to say, “no comment” to questions like: Did you consider holding out into training camp? Are you disappointed a deal was not reached? Did the team promise anything in the future?
But when it came to his current compensation amount, Slay was quick to agree with a reporter that suggested he was getting underpaid.
“Everybody in the world knows,” Slay replied according to MLive.com.
But now that the ordeal is over, Slay is ready to put the dispute behind him and play at a high level once again.
“It won’t impact nothing,” Slay said. “I’m going out there to dominate. I come out, I play for the name on the back of my jersey and this organization and my teammates. So nothing’s going to stop me from what I’m going to do on the field.”
- One new addition to Detroit Lions training camp this year: a conditioning hill. Justin Rogers of The Detroit News has more on what it means for the Lions’ practice habits.
- Maybe the best highlight from Day 1 of training camp came after the practice, when Kerryon Johnson took his turn in front of the Jugs machine:
BUT CAN HE CATCH THO?!!!!— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 25, 2019
cc: @AyeyoKEJO pic.twitter.com/FYbcJ6l97k
- Looking for more Day 1 observations from training camp? Head over to Lions Wire, DetroitLions.com, The Detroit News, Freep or MLive.
- T.J. Lang has joined WJR as part of the official Lions radio coverage team. Here’s a small report from Thursday’s training camp:
#Lions fans,— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 25, 2019
Mr. Lang has a message for you. @TJLang70 pic.twitter.com/Er0HtwBx4J
- If you haven’t heard yet, Matt Patricia is in a knee scooter after having a procedure to clean up a lower-leg issue. At training camp, he was following the action by riding around in a golf cart.
- DetroitLions.com’s Tori Petry has a nice recap of Day 1, including media sessions from select Lions players:
My report from day 1 of #LionsCamp ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/9Kv297wJ6L— Tori Petry (@sportstori) July 25, 2019