Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (30) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions cornerback Darius Slay sees last season as learning experience, is ready to excel
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Lions cornerback Darius Slay went through plenty of growing pains during his rookie season.

As a second-round pick out of Mississippi State, he started the first two games last season, but was benched for veteran Rashean Mathis during both.

Slay played as a backup for the next couple of months before starting in Week 13 against Green Bay after to an injury to Chris Houston, but he suffered an injury of his own, a torn meniscus that cost him the next three games.

Jason Jones improving in recovery process
Michael Rothstein —

The Detroit Lions defensive lineman hasn’t played a game since September, when he ruptured the patellar tendon in his left knee against Washington in Week 3. And as the Lions began their organized team activities Tuesday, he did some things but isn’t fully back yet.

“I did a little bit of things [Tuesday],” Jones said. “I was out there a little bit. But like I said, it’s up to coach [Jim] Caldwell and the training staff.”

Jim Caldwell: Ndamukong Suh ‘didn’t do anything wrong,’ doesn’t owe teammates explanation
Kyle Meinke –

Jim Caldwell continues to say Ndamukong Suh did nothing wrong by skipping the early portions of the Detroit Lions’ offseason program.

But he’s sure glad to have him back, too.

“It was great to have him there,” Caldwell told reporters Tuesday night during the Taste of the Lions event at Ford Field. “And as you would anticipate, he’s in impeccable shape and ready to go.”

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