It appears rookie
The Lions have listed starter
Slay began the season starting opposite Houston, but was replaced by veteran
"He stepped in and he’s played well at times for us this year since he’s been a backup player," head coach Jim Schwartz said Tuesday of Slay. "He’s been an improving player. He’s worked really hard on the practice field and there has been a couple of snaps here or there where he has had to go in and play."
Slay told reporters on Tuesday he’s ready for an increased role and is excited for the opportunity of increased playing time. He’ll be facing the league’s fifth-ranked passing offense in Green Bay on Thanksgiving.
Johnson missed the first matchup with Green Bay in Week 5, a 22-9 victory for the Packers.