Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay agrees to four-year extension

By The Sports Xchange  |  July 30, 2016 at 12:22 PM
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The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Darius Slay to a contract extension through the 2020 season, the team announced Friday.

The team did not disclose details of the deal, but multiple media outlets reported Slay agreed to a four-year extension worth $50.2 million, with $23 million in guarantees. The deal was struck just hours before the start of training camp.

"Darius earned this extension, and we are happy to reward him accordingly," Lions general manager Bob Quinn said in a statement issued by the team. "We also are pleased to have finalized this now so the team and Darius can focus on the start of training camp and preparation for the upcoming season."

Slay fired his agent this offseason and hired Drew Rosenhaus, who conducted the negotiations with the Lions.

Slay, 25, was originally drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He started all 16 regular-season games for the Lions each of the past two seasons, and had two interceptions in each campaign.

The Lions also announced safety Don Carey and linebacker DeAndre Levy were placed on the active/non-football injury list.

Levy, a second-team All-Pro selection in 2014, has started 83 games for the Lions in his seven-year NFL career, but played just one game last season. He was slowed by a hip injury during the 2015 training camp and played just 17 snaps last season before he was placed on injured reserve. It is unclear whether his latest injury is related to the hip problem.

Carey played in 16 games last season, but did not have any starts.

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