Darius Slay Staying With Eagles


Darius Slay has confirmed that he’s returning to the Eagles, even though he was never officially released. 

Adam Schefter reports that veteran CB Darius Slay is now expected to remain with the Eagles. 

A deal is not final at this time, but Schefter says it could be in the works. 

Meanwhile, Slay’s wife Jennifer Slay tweeted that they’re likely returning to Philadelphia:

Josina Anderson reports that the Eagles are “having a hard time letting go of CB Darius Slay at this moment and still wish they could keep him.”

Darius Slay

Anderson says this is a situation worth watching in the event the Eagles are able to make things work with the veteran cornerback. 

Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that the Eagles were planning to designate Slay as a post-June 1 release after extension talks didn’t go as they planned. 

Slay had already been given permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade. 

Slay, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Lions back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract before agreeing to a four-year, $50.2 million extension that included $23 million fully guaranteed.

Slay was traded to the Eagles in 2019 and he quickly agreed to a three-year, $50 million extension that included $30 million guaranteed with Philadelphia. He’s due a $17 million base salary in 2023. 

In 2022, Slay appeared in all 17 games for the Eagles and recorded 55 tackles, three interceptions and 14 pass defenses.


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