Lions’ Darius Slay, Jamal Agnew earn All-Pro honors

January 5, 2018

Allen Park — The Detroit Lions only have one Pro Bowler, but two of the team’s players have been named to the Associated Press’ All-Pro team.

Cornerback Darius Slay, the lone Lions player selected to the Pro Bowl, earned first-team honors as a defensive back. He’s joined on the first team by rookie Jamal Agnew, who made it as a punt returner.

In his fifth season, Slay paced the NFL with eight interceptions and 26 pass defenses, despite being asked to shadow top receivers almost every week.

Agnew, a fifth-round pick, was the league’s best punt returner and the only player to score two touchdowns as a return man in 2017. His 15.4-yard average returning punts was the best in five years.

No other Lions player received a vote from the panel of 50 voters.