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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Competition at right tackle expected to be fierce
Tim Twentyman —

The competition that seems to be shaping up at right tackle has kept all those involved “on their toes” veteran Corey Hilliard says.

Hilliard, second-year player LaAdrian Waddle and undrafted rookie Cornelius Lucas will all throw their hat into the competition come training camp.

Detroit Lions have no choice but to hope Darius Slay is the real deal
Kyle Meinke –

The Detroit Lions hardly missed a beat without Chris Houston during their offseason program. Darius Slay was that good in his place.

And now the Lions have no choice but to hope Slay is the real deal after cutting Houston on Friday.

Darius Slay sharpens his edges as a cornerback for Lions
Drew Sharp – Detroit Free Press

It’s always easier to feel better about what you see when there are no pads and no hitting.

Darius Slay looked faster, smarter and more confident as the Lions progressed through their spring of organized team activities. Swagger normally is best administered in modest dosages, especially for a second-year cornerback still hounded by memories of a disappointing rookie season. But it’s somewhat encouraging to see assertiveness emerging from the player who is expected to be the No. 1 cornerback once training camp opens late next month.

Darius Slay becomes Lions’ No. 1 corner after Chris Houston is cut, says he’s ready
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Lions second-year cornerback Darius Slay talked on Wednesday about learning from veterans Rashean Mathis and Chris Houston, who were preparing him for a time when they may not be on the team.

That time came sooner than expected for Houston, who was released Friday as the Lions freed salary cap space to sign tight end and first-round pick Eric Ebron.

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