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Star Lions DB Darius Slay is Reportedly Available in Right Trade as Deadline Approaches

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 14: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions tackles Jamaal Williams #30 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 14, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Detroit Lions v Green Bay Packers | Quinn Harris/Getty Images

After starting the season off on a bit of a hot streak, the Detroit Lions have taken a nose dive. Heading into Week 8, they're just 2-3-1 and sit dead last in the NFC North with very little shot of making the postseason, in many ways derailed by the refereeing in Green Bay on that fateful Monday night.

Things have gotten so bleak in the Motor City that according to Adam Schefter, standout defensive back Darius Slay is on the trading block for teams hungry for help in the defensive secondary.

It would take a lot to swindle Slay away from the Lions, though. He's a franchise star who can make plays whenever needed. The 28-year-old is also under contract through 2020, pushing his value even higher.

Slay made his displeasure with the franchise's direction known when the Lions traded teammate Quandre Diggs this past week, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to think that he might not mind getting dealt.

A two-time Pro Bowler and former All-Pro, Slay is arguably one of the best corners in the NFL. He's already pulled down an interception in 2019, and he's logged 18 total picks in 81 games since the start of 2014.

Slay has also logged a respectable 283 total tackles in that same stretch. If any team does end up making a move for him, they'll be getting a quality player who has the potential to transform their defensive makeup.