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Should the Broncos trade for Darius Slay?

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The Detroit Lions have spoken with multiple teams, should John Elway pounce?

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The Broncos showed interest in Slay during the 2019 season.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions are receiving interest from multiple teams about Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay.

The 29-year old Slay has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons. Last summer he expressed frustration about his pay and missed voluntary workouts and the Lions’ mandatory minicamp in search of a new contract. Talks didn’t go anywhere and he made it back before training camp opened.

Denver had its own disgruntled cornerback last spring, which led to them giving Chris Harris Jr. a pay bump in May. The new deal did not prevent John Elway and the Broncos from actively exploring the trade market up to the deadline in 2019, which included talks of a Harris for Slay swap.

Which brings us to this offseason. All signs point to Harris leaving for a new team once free agency opens in March. That means the Broncos will have a noticeable hole in the secondary.

UPDATE:

A little before 3 PM 9New’s Mike Klis tweeted out some clarifying details about the Broncos’ past interest.

The rumors that Slay wants a new deal with an APY in the $15 million ball park may be enough to cool interest from Elway and the Broncos. Why trade a Day 2 pick and negotiate a large new deal when there appears to be a strong cornerback group headed for free agency?

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