The Philadelphia Eagles are permitting Darius Slay’s agent Drew Rosenhaus to hunt a commerce for the cornerback, in line with ESPN, however the Eagles are nonetheless hopeful that the 32-year-old shall be with the group in 2023.
Slay is approaching the final yr of his three-year, $50 million contract with a 2023 cap hit of somewhat over $26 million.
Last week on the Montgomery & Co. Podcast podcast, Slay expressed that he wish to stay on the Eagles, however he’s not ruling different groups out.
“Of course I need an extension with the Eagles,” he mentioned. “I really like the Eagles. They took one other probability on me buying and selling for me, and I panned out very properly after all. But yeah, I really like that cash, so after all I’m going to be speaking about it this offseason.”
Slay says exploring different alternatives is commonplace for somebody in his place, and went over how extensions influence the cap house. If it was not clear earlier than, his feedback make it apparent that Slay desires to receives a commission.
“That’s everybody, that is all of us do once we’ve received one yr left on our deal,” he defined. “We attempt to get the extension as a result of it makes the cap low and then you definitely get to begin constructing across the group as a result of when you’re cap’s too excessive, you possibly can’t add extra gamers. So with me, with my cap that prime, I’m certain they most likely wish to get it down, and the easiest way to get it down is to offer me some cash.”
He concluded by sending some like to the City of Brotherly Love.
“I really like Philly, man. I plan on staying on Philly, but when it do not occur, I do know I received one yr left right here. I’d love to remain in Philly for certain,” Slay mentioned.
The cornerback began in all 17 video games performed final season, with 55 tackles, 14 go deflections and three interceptions. His efficiency earned him a Pro Bowl choice, the fifth Pro Bowl choice of his profession. He was not in a position to be current on the Pro Bowl nevertheless, and for good cause: he was getting ready to play within the Super Bowl.
Slay and the Eagles are coming off a 38-35 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs within the large sport. Slay had 4 tackles in his first Super Bowl look.
The Detroit Lions drafted Slay within the second spherical with the No. 36 total decide in 2013. He stayed in Detoit by means of 2019 and joined the Eagles in 2020.
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