The Detroit Lions spent the offseason dishing out money to free agents, but they didn't forget perhaps their biggest upcoming star on the defense. The Lions have agreed to a four-year, $50.2M extension with cornerback Darius Slay to keep him with the team through his age 29 season.
Slay has developed into one of the best, young cornerbacks in the NFL as his raw athleticism and size has been developed and turned him into a modern shutdown corner. Slay finished the 2016 season graded as Pro Football Focus' second-best cornerback, a high mark for a 25-year-old.
The deal was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. $23 million of the deal is fully guaranteed, so Slay got taken care of immediately.