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Lions ProBowl CB Darius Slay is on the block - Rams in on it

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 Not sure  how - do they even have picks left in the next 3 drafts?
 

 

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I’d be open to exploring this depending on the cost.  My guess is that we won’t be in on it with Tre’s contract coming due soon.  I doubt Beane is going to pay 2 corners top of the market money.  That’s a hard thing to justify, especially with all the contracts we have to think about soon within on our own roster.  Then you still have the trade compensation to consider.  
 

But...trade our 5th for DJ and a 3rd.  Then having 2 thirds now, send one of those 3rd’s and Levi Wallace to Detroit.  Work out a contract that’s front loaded and won’t hurt the cap too much when we need to pay our other guys.  
 

I could see Beane swinging something like this...albeit not very probable.  

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I've heard of him...get it done.

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It's a nice thought, but Slay is trying to get PAID. We already have one CB who is about to reset the market. The cost in draft compensation and cap isn't worth it. 

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38 minutes ago, whatdrought said:

Their insistence on getting rid of him has never made sense to me... 

When was the last time that the Lions did something that made sense?

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30 minutes ago, H2o said:

It's a nice thought, but Slay is trying to get PAID. We already have one CB who is about to reset the market. The cost in draft compensation and cap isn't worth it. 


This is the only right answer.

Beane seems to adhere to the model of having certain amounts of money set aside for each position group. 

Within the cornerback position group, a HUGE chunk of the allotment is about to be paid to Tre'Davious White. I find it extremely doubtful that they'd ALSO be willing to pay Slay. I expect the CB2 next year to be cheap -- a rookie or value FA signing.

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Missing in all this -at least for me, is WHY? Behavior/attitude/criminal charges? I haven’t seen or read anything about it. If it’s any of these things, he’s not ‘Process’. It would be fantastic though to add ANOTHER great CB!

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1 hour ago, H2o said:

It's a nice thought, but Slay is trying to get PAID. We already have one CB who is about to reset the market. The cost in draft compensation and cap isn't worth it. 

 

He would be a great fit on the D, but this sums it up perfectly why it won't happen.

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29 minutes ago, Chandler#81 said:

Missing in all this -at least for me, is WHY? Behavior/attitude/criminal charges? I haven’t seen or read anything about it. If it’s any of these things, he’s not ‘Process’. It would be fantastic though to add ANOTHER great CB!

Slay is all about the money. I believe he threatened to hold out before and the Lion’s fan at work said this would happen. I assume he is leveraging for another contract and the Lions want no part of it. 

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To me, in this age of football you need two dominant Corners to win in this league. We have one mad need another. If we are ever going to beat the Chiefs especially we need to be really good in the secondary and up front

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7 minutes ago, CommonCents said:

Slay is all about the money. I believe he threatened to hold out before and the Lion’s fan at work said this would happen. I assume he is leveraging for another contract and the Lions want no part of it. 

A person who cares about money??? Devil!

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6 minutes ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

A person who cares about money??? Devil!

Where was that said in this thread? Where is anything related to what you posted? 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Chandler#81 said:

Missing in all this -at least for me, is WHY? Behavior/attitude/criminal charges? I haven’t seen or read anything about it. If it’s any of these things, he’s not ‘Process’. It would be fantastic though to add ANOTHER great CB!

 

I think it’s more an impasse between Slay and the brass there.  He thinks he should be the top paid CB and they don’t think he’s played close to that level (which most agree).  Good corner, but his opinion of himself outweighs reality in my opinion.   

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WGR's sister Entercom station in Detroit, "The Ticket 97.1", mentioned on the air last week that the Bills were one of the teams supposedly contacted by the Lions. They said Detroit is looking for a 2nd and a 5th. Slay apparently is looking for Top 3 money. He and Patricia don't get along and that may be playing into this as well. The Lions fans are not too enamored by their version of "New England Midwest", i.e. GM Bob Quinn and HC Patricia, and were totally frustrated when both didn't get canned this year.

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36 minutes ago, CommonCents said:

Where was that said in this thread? Where is anything related to what you posted? 

 

 

You said all he cares about is money.  Which he should.  Dude is a baller for a crap team.  He should get every cent he can. 

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3 minutes ago, C.Biscuit97 said:

You said all he cares about is money.  Which he should.  Dude is a baller for a crap team.  He should get every cent he can. 

Where was anyone critical of him wanting money? 

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4 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

Missing in all this -at least for me, is WHY? Behavior/attitude/criminal charges? I haven’t seen or read anything about it. If it’s any of these things, he’s not ‘Process’. It would be fantastic though to add ANOTHER great CB!

He wasn’t that good this year

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Given the young CB's in this draft i think i would rather see Beane & company get one in the draft it would be much lower cost wise & he would be around longer & they could spend the cash on keeping TDW around for the future !! 

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3 hours ago, CommonCents said:

Where was anyone critical of him wanting money? 

You have to bear with Biscuit a little bit. The Dick Jauron Kool-Aid clearly had some residual side effects. 

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Diggs might be a dark horse play at 22 for the Bills.

 

I don't know how many people would like that though.

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If there's an area to trust McDermott, it's in the secondary. I highly doubt he's doing to trade for a guy and then pay him big bucks when he has had tons of success signing 2nd and 3rd tier guys and getting them to play well, and finding gems in the draft or even undrafted free agents.

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