Eagles attain $42M extension with star CB Darius Slay

The Philadelphia Eagles and star cornerback Darius Slay agreed to a $42 million extension that features $23 million totally assured, his brokers instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.

Slay had been scheduled to enter the ultimate yr of his three-year, $50 million deal that he signed in 2020. With the extension, which is for 2 years, he’s now beneath contract for the following three seasons.

The extension, which was negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, comes a day after a supply instructed ESPN that Slay was going to be launched.

Slay, nonetheless, indicated in a tweet Wednesday evening that he can be returning, writing: “Back like I never left!!! Run it back.”

Also Thursday, the Eagles went to the surface for extra cornerback assist, agreeing on a one-year take care of former Browns nook Greedy Williams, a supply instructed ESPN, confirming a report by Cleveland.com.

Williams, a second-round decide in 2019, began 20 video games over his first two seasons however was restricted to at least one begin final yr enjoying behind Greg Newsome and Denzel Ward. He’ll have an opportunity to compete for the No. 3 exterior nook function in Philadelphia with Zech McPhearson and Josh Jobe and can be a particular groups contributor, enjoying a personal-high 115 particular groups snaps final season.

The Eagles additionally re-signed beginning cornerback James Bradberry to a three-year contract this week.

The Eagles acquired Slay from the Detroit Lions in 2020 in change for a third- and a fifth-round decide. He has made the Pro Bowl every of the previous two years and had three interceptions and 14 passes defended this previous season.

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Slay, who turned 32 in January, was a key a part of a protection that led the league in move protection (179.8 yards per recreation), serving to Philadelphia to a 14-3 regular-season mark en path to an look in Super Bowl LVII.

A five-time Pro Bowl choice, Slay has 26 interceptions, 133 passes defended and 533 tackles in his profession.

ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.