Eagles grant CB Darius Slay permission to hunt commerce

Darius Slay’s time with the Philadelphia Eagles could also be nearing its finish.

ESPN reported on Friday that Philadelphia has allowed Slay’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, to hunt a commerce.

FOX Sports NFC East Reporter Ralph Vacchiano stated that given Slay’s $26.1 million cap quantity for subsequent season, the cornerback was probably requested to take a pay reduce. Slay, 32, has one season remaining on a three-year, $50 million deal.

Slay has spent the final three seasons with the Eagles, which got here after spending the primary seven seasons of his NFL profession with the Detroit Lions, who traded him to Philadelphia in 2020. 

This previous season, Slay totaled three interceptions, 14 passes defensed and 55 mixed tackles. Philadelphia’s protection was first within the NFL in opponent passing yards per recreation (179.8). Pro Football Focus graded him because the NFL’s Twenty fourth-best cornerback. Slay has made 5 Pro Bowl rosters.

If Slay is traded, he may probably be certainly one of fairly a number of defensive starters to depart the 2022 NFC champions this offseason; defensive linemen Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave and Brandon Graham, defensive backs C.J. Gardner-Johnson and James Bradberry and linebackers T.J. Edwards and Kyzir White are among the many Philadelphia defenders set to hit the open market. 

Philadelphia already misplaced defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, who was named head coach of the Arizona Cardinals two days after Super Bowl LVII.

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