According to Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia, both Darius Slay and Damon “Snacks” Harrison will not be in attendance at OTAs this week.
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Patricia emphasized that he was not concerned at all and they he was focusing on working with the players who are at practice.
“Those two guys are not here,” coach Matt Patricia said before hitting the fields in Allen Park on Tuesday. “You will not see them at practice today. But we fully expect that this time of the year, that there are guys who are here and guys who are not. And that’s totally fine. We’re working with the guys that are out there. We got a lot of guys out on the field, and we’re working with those guys to get better, and it’s a great opportunity for everyone to improve.”
It is important to note that OTAs are 100% voluntary and it is not surprising at all to see Slay and Harrison sitting out.