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Lions’ Darius Slay ruled out for Week 8 due to hamstring injury

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Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay has been ruled out of his team’s Week 8 matchup with the New York Giants due to a hamstring injury, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

Slay has not practiced all week.

His absence comes on the heels of his comments that he “personally wouldn’t care” if the Lions traded him ahead of the Oct. 29 trade deadline following Detroit’s decision to move safety Quandre Diggs.

While there have not been any concrete reports that the Lions will trade Slay, he is clearly upset with the organization, and it would not be surprising to see him in a different uniform by next week.

This is also not the first time that Slay has expressed his displeasure with Detroit’s front office this season.

Remember: during the summer, Slay briefly held out for a new contract through late July, but was not successful in securing an extension. The 28-year-old is under contract through the end of 2020 and is making $12.6 million this season. He is slated to make $10 million next year.

In five games this season, Slay has logged 16 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.

The Brunswick, Ga. native, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State, was originally selected by the Lions in the second round (36th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

He made his first Pro Bowl in 2017, also notching a First-Team All-Pro selection after racking up 60 tackles, eight picks and 26 passes defended. He followed that up with another Pro Bowl appearance last season, totaling 43 tackles, three interceptions, 17 passes defended and a defensive touchdown.