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Lions CB Slay insists he wasn’t frightened by injury scare

August 1, 2018

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay insists he was not scared when his right knee needed to be evaluated during practice.

Slay limped off the field Wednesday after falling in coverage, trying to keep weight off his right leg. He returned to participate in drills and was running full speed to keep up with Detroit’s wide receivers.

Slay emerged as one of the NFL’s top cover corners last season and earned All Pro honors.

Detroit drafted him 36th overall in 2013. He had a career-high eight interceptions last season, tying Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard for the most in the NFL.

Slay is in the second season of a $50 million, four-year contract.

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