Eagles And Lions In Talks On Potential Darius Slay Trade

Everyone knows that the Eagles need secondary help and help might be on the way.

Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Eagles and Lions are in discussions on a trade that would send three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay from Detroit to Philadelphia.

The trade would also come with a new three-year contract extension, which the Eagles and Slay are working on.

The Eagles have the draft capital to make a deal work as they have two 3rd-round picks, three 4th-round picks, and two 5th-round picks in 2020.

This isn’t the first time that the Eagles have talked to the Lions about a potential Darius Slay deal. Both sides discussed a trade prior to trade deadline but couldn’t reach an agreement.

The Eagles were also in on Byron Jones in free agency but came up short to the Miami Dolphins.

Slay has made it clear that he wants a new deal that would pay him top-tier money. He skipped offseason workouts last year but showed up for training camp. He started 14 games this past season, tallying 46 tackles, 13 passes defended and two interceptions. 

The Lions signed former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant on Wednesday, which signaled that a Slay trade could be near.

Shortly after, Slay tweeted at Stefon Diggs, who was traded this week, that it’s “time for a new start.”

There’s still work to be done but it’s starting to sound like Slay could be headed to Philadelphia.

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