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After improving each of the past three seasons, Lions cornerback Darius Slay could be in line for an extension this offseason before becoming a free agent in 2017.

And as Slay looks ahead to the future, he’s acquired new representation.

Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation confirmed Monday that he now represents Slay, who was one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL in 2015.

Slay previously had Eugene Parker of Relativity Sports as his agent, but he made a change as he pursues a new deal.

NFL Network first reported that Slay had hired a new agent.

A second-round pick in 2013, Slay started all 32 games the past two years and had 30 passes defenses and four interceptions. In 2015, Slay was one of the top cover men in the league, and although he had a rough outing against Denver in Week 3, teams hardly targeted him after Nevin Lawson entered the starting lineup in Week 8.

Slay was a part of former Lions general manager Martin Mayhew’s best draft class. The Lions likely will pick up the fifth-year option on defensive end Ziggy Ansah’s rookie deal, which would keep him in Detroit through 2017, but other players like guard Larry Warford, defensive end Devin Taylor, punter Sam Martin and running back Theo Riddick could be interested in extensions this offseason before playing on the final year of their rookie contracts.

New GM Bob Quinn will have to decide when it’s appropriate to re-sign those players from 2013 if he wants to at all.

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