ALLEN PARK Charles Clay Jersey , Mich. (AP) Darius Slay lost his footing in coverage and landed on the grass. He limped off the field, trying to keep weight off his right leg.
The Detroit Lions cornerback was evaluated on the sideline and after rubbing and pointing to his right knee, he returned to practice Wednesday.
Was it scary, possibly getting injured early in training camp?
”No,” Slay insisted. ”It wasn’t nothing at all.”
After sitting out briefly Jim Plunkett Jersey , Slay eased his way back into slower-paced drills. He was later running full speed to keep up with Detroit’s wide receivers such as Golden Tate and Marvin Jones.
”They’re true competitors,” Slay said. ”I work with them every day and I enjoy working with them. We’re just trying to strive to get better.”
Slay and the receivers take turns making plays throughout practice. One moment, Slay’s blanketing coverage is enough to prevent a completion. Another time, Matthew Stafford might thread a pass past him and into the hands of a well-covered receiver.
”With Darius, you know you have to bring it every single play E. J. Manuel Jersey ,” Tate said. ”He’s very fast. He’s very quick, and his knowledge of the game grows every day.
”When we go across from each other, our goal is to embarrass each other.”
Slay emerged as one of the NFL’s top cover cornerbacks last season and earned All-Pro honors.
The Lions did not have many dependable cornerbacks in recent decades, but that changed with at least one key player five years ago. And, they’ve paid him well to keep him around. Slay is in the second season of a $50 million Harrison Smith Jersey , four-year contract.
Detroit drafted Slay 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.
The season seemed to validate the swagger he has played with in the league.
”It’s just a natural thing,” he said. ”You either got it or you don’t.”
The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a $2.1 million, three-year contract with defenseman Sam Morin.
General manager Ron Hextall confirmed the agreement Friday night late in the first round of the NHL draft. Hextall said Morin is expected to sign the contract Monday.
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says Morin will count $700,000 against the salary cap over the length of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been signed.
Morin tore the ACL in his right knee during the American Hockey League playoffs and is expected to be out until about February. Hextall said knowing that allowed Philadelphia to get the deal done with the 2013 first-round pick who’s expected to be a part of the Flyers’ future blue line.
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