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|Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:40 am Post subject: Lions training camp observations: Slay changes names, talks
|First, Darius Slay has a new name., he got a fat new contract. Now
Slay changed the name on the back of his familiar No. 23 jersey to read "Slay Jr." and debuted the new look at Wednesday's night practice in Allen Park.
Slay said he's always been a Junior, but he never before wore the name on the back of his jersey for "personal reasons."
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"Respect level." Slay said. "I respect my dad so I know itíll make him happy so I feel good about it so I just did it for him. My daddy.",womens Walter Payton Jersey, love my dad. Youíre only blessed with one dad
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Slay said he only had to show the equipment staff his license with "Jr." in his name in order to get the jersey change.
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Slay checked in with a 90 overall grade,womens Vontaze Burfict Jersey, tied for the highest on the team with defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
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Slay said his only complaint is that gamemakers only gave him a 93 grade in speed.Authentic Jim Brown Jersey,
"Iím way faster than 93 speed," Slay said. "I run 93 speed backpedaling. I need to be 99 speed,Authentic Gary Barnidge Jersey, put me 99 speed.", thatís all Iím saying. I need to be 99 speed. That's it. Thatís the only thing I need them to do
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