The Philadelphia Eagles plan to release CB Darius Slay, per Adam Schefter.
The 32 year-old Slay is a 5-time Pro Bowler. He has spent the last three years with the Eagles. Slay was acquired via trade with the Lions in 2020.
Slay was a key part of a defense that led the league in pass defense (179.8 yards per game), helping the Eagles to a 14-3 regular season mark en route to an appearance in Super Bowl LVII.
Last season, he had three interceptions and 14 passes defensed. Slay slated to make a base salary of $17 million in 2023 with a cap hit of over $26 million, per Spotrac.
The Eagles gave Slay a three-year, $50M extension upon trading for him. He was given permission to seek a trade just days ago.
Slay had seven interceptions (one pick-six), 29 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries (both scored for TDs) and 166 total tackles in three seasons in Philadelphia.
CB Darius Slay. Photo courtsey of PhillyVoice