NFL Rumors: Eagles Allowing Star Cornerback To Seek Trade

The Philadelphia Eagles have given their Pro Bowl cornerback, Darius Slay, permission to seek a trade, according to ESPN's Dianna Russini.

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.

The Eagles, however, are still hopeful of finding a solution to keep Slay, who was traded to the team in 2020 from the Detroit Lions in exchange for third and fifth-round picks.

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 trade him.

If the Eagles release Slay, they would incur a dead cap hit of $21.265 million, but a pre-June 1st cut could save them $4.846 million against the cap.

Slay was selected 36th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State and spent his first seven seasons with the Lions before joining the Eagles.
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