Report: Eagles give permission to Darius Slay to seek trade
Could Darius Slay's tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles be coming to an end?
The five-time Pro Bowl cornerback was given permission to seek a trade according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.
Slay, 32, has one years left on his current contract and is scheduled to make approximately $17 million this season. There is no word on what the Eagles would be looking for in return, but the team is hopeful the two sides can find a resolution to keep Slay in Philadelphia.
Slay had an outstanding season in 2022, but can save the team $4.846 million against the cap with a pre-June 1st cut.
The Eagles are already likely to lose free agent James Bradberry and losing Slay would mean the team could lose four starters in their secondary with Marcus Epps and C.J. Gardner-Johnson also free agents and free to sign with other teams.
There has been a report that teams are 'enamored' with Epps, which could land him a bigger deal with a new team.
As for Slay, in three seasons with the Eagles he has seven interception and broken up 29 passes, making the Pro Bowl twice.
It could be another sign that the team will have a very different look on the defensive side of the ball for new coordinator, Sean Desai.
Losing Slay and Bradberry could lead to the tam taking a cornerback with the No. 10 pick in the NFL Draft with four players to keep an eye one. Penn State's Joey Porter Jr., Illinois Devon Witherspoon, Oregon's Christian Gonzalez and Georgia's Keylee Ringo would be four possible candidates.