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One analyst suggests Cincinnati makes a move at trading for the star corner. 

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Trade talk continues around Darius Slay as two analysts give their latest opinions on who should be angling to trade for the star corner.

Pro Football Focus’ Eric Eager and George Chahrouri discussed Slay’s future on their podcast this week. Eager sends the cornerback somewhere I personally haven’t heard someone suggest yet - Cincinnati.

“They’re in the top half of every round so you could say, ‘Oh we traded a third-round pick but it’s actually the bottom half of the second if you’re the Lions,” he explains.

He goes on to say with cornerback William Jackson, safety Jessie Bates, and a solid front four — Slay could add something to that defense.

Watch the whole clip, including where Chahrouri would send Slay, below:

And the rest of your notes:

  • Also from the Freep is Carlos Monarrez’s piece on what he calls Matt Patricia’s greatest engineering challenge of his life: fixing the Lions. Monarrez joined Patricia to a trip back to his hometown for this one.

  • This Saturday, country star Garth Brooks performed in Detroit for the largest concert crowd in Ford Field’s history. He sported a lovely Barry Sanders jersey the entire show and had a pretty neat reason why.

  • Bob Quinn sat down with Tori Petry for a one-on-one just ahead of the NFL Combine.

  • The Lions are accepting applications until March 13 from high school football programs looking for some help with resources and/or equipment. (We profiled the Touchdown in Your Town program here)

  • A great profile from Crain’s Kurt Nagl on Kelly Kozole with the Lions’ front office on how she “oversees all the team’s revenue-generating units, which means keeping a restless fan base engaged, clinching corporate sponsorships, booking the venue with high-profile events year-round and ultimately keeping the business healthy.” It also covers some of her personal battles.