Fresh off getting one client a new contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus is off to see about a couple more contracts ahead of training camp.
Slay is scheduled to make a base salary of $12.55 million this year and $10 million in 2020, and has per-game roster bonuses totaling $250,000 each year, per Over The Cap.
Harrison is due $6.75 million and $9 million in base salaries the next two seasons, respectively. When the Lions traded for Snacks last season, part of the reason most analysts declared it a great move for Detroit was the affordable salary the next two seasons. It might not be so cheap for the Lions after all.
Both Slay and Harrison skipped offseason workouts, including mandatory minicamp. Each missed a $250,000 workout bonus by missing sessions and is subject to fines for avoiding mandatory sessions.
The duo could hold out of training camp, which opens next Wednesday, July 24, for veterans. Perhaps Rosenhaus' visit could alter any plans.
No one questions that Slay and Harrison are vital cogs to Matt Patricia's defense. The question is whether the Lions brass would create a precedent by paying either or both with two years left on their contracts. It's possible Rosenhaus could convince Detroit GM Bob Quinn to sweeten both players' current-year deal (a la Julio Jones last season) before getting into full negotiations on possible extensions next year.