Jul 27, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Patrick Edwards (83) is guarded by cornerback Darius Slay (30) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions 2014 training camp battles: Backup cornerback
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

What was once a competition for a single job, appears to now be a battle for two openings.

Four cornerbacks are all but locks for the Detroit Lions’ roster. Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis are the projected starters, while third-year pro Bill Bentley will compete with rookie Nevin Lawson for the nickel job.

If Lions want dominating ‘D,’ Ziggy Ansah will have to turn up pressure
Josh Katzenstein — Detroit News

Ndamukong Suh is the Lions’ best defensive player, and safety James Ihedigbo and cornerback Darius Slay will be relied on heavily to shore up the secondary.

But the key to the defense this year will likely be a player who was in the press very little during the offseason program.

Lions’ secondary seeks more consistency from start to finish
by: Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

One is a Super Bowl champion. One is a former All-Pro. One is a second-round draft pick. And the other is probably the best player among the four of them.

This is the much-maligned and often-questioned Detroit Lions’ starting secondary.

OK, so maybe it’s not the Fab Four. But cornerbacks Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay and safeties James Ihedigbo and Glover Quin should provide an adequate defensive backfield for the Lions this season.

Detroit left Foote behind but he won’t do the same
Jeff Seidel — Detroit Free Press

For a long time, he worked in Pittsburgh. And now, he has new a gig in Arizona. But he plans to come back to the D, just as soon as the season is over.

He always comes back.

Because this is his home.

“I’m a Detroiter,” Larry Foote says. “I’m just a homer. I love the city, I love the people here. Every aspect of it. I just love being home.”

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