BREAKING: Philadelphia Eagles Releasing Star Cornerback

Welcome the newest member of the free agent frenzy.

The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly releasing stud cornerback Darius Slay.
Slay, who is set to enter the final year of his three-year, $50 million contract, remains one of the better corners in the league and was named to his second-straight Pro Bowl last season.

Despite recording 55 tackles, 14 pass deflections, and three interceptions in all 17 games for the NFC champions this past season, Slay's cap hit for 2023 is just over $26 million, which could be a factor in the team's decision to release him.
The Eagles will reportedly designate Slay as a post-June 1 release, which will push over $13 million of his cap hit into 2024. He'll count a little over $8 million against the cap in 2023.

Despite being 32 years old and entering his 11th NFL season, Slay is defying all odds and continues to be a shutdown defender.

Over his 11-year career, he has recorded 513 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries, 26 interceptions and 132 passes defended across 151 games with the Detroit Lions and Eagles.

Nevertheless, it will be intriguing to see where Slay chooses to go next.

One team to keep an eye on is the Chicago Bears who have spent lots of money so far in free agency, and are a team Slay has a lot of belief in their QB, Justin Fields.

Slay was selected 36th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State and spent his first seven seasons with the Detroit Lions before joining the Eagles. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports