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Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay Staying With The Eagles

Written by Tony Ghaul

Five-Time Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay is staying with the Eagles.

NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported that the Eagles and Slay were in discussion all day to find a solution to remain with the team.

After being given permission to seek a trade ahead of free agency and his release reportedly imminent earlier Wednesday, Slay tweeted later the same evening, “Back like I never left!!! Run it back.”

Slay’s wife Jennifer, who is very active on social media, tweeted, “WE HERE BABY,” with a heart and three Eagles emojis.

Slay had another Pro Bowl season in 2022, although his play dropped off somewhat the second half of the season, and at 32 he’s at an age where cornerbacks often begin to regress.

Slay has 26 career interceptions and two pick-6’s. He has seven INTs in three years with the Eagles. His 26 INTs are 12th-most among active players.

Originally acquired via trade from the Lions prior to the 2020 season, Slay has spent three seasons as the Eagles’ top cover man.

Slay signed a three-year, $50 million extension upon arrival but was due more than $26M in 2023, making him a potential cap casualty. His release would have ultimately saved the Eagles $17.5M this year, with the team designating him a post-June 1 cut, per NFL Media.

It’s obvious that Slay wants to remain with the Eagles, and the team wants him at a reasonable number. This is business in a capped world. It’s good to keep Slay and with the re-signing of Bradberry keeps a top CB duo together for another season.

Eagles CB Darius Slay. Photo courtsey of Mitchell Leff / Getty Images Sport / Getty

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