Eagles reach $42 million extension with CB star Darius Slay

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THE The Philadelphia Eagles and star cornerback Darius Slay have agreed to a $42 million extension, with $23 million fully guaranteed, his agents told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.

Slay was set to enter the final year of his three-year, $50 million contract which he signed in 2020. With the two-year extension, he is now under contract for the next three seasons.

The extension, which was negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, comes a day after a source told ESPN that Slay would be released.

Kill, however, stated in a tweet On Wednesday night, he would return, writing, “Back like I never left!!! Go back.”

Also on Thursday, the Eagles went away to get more help for the cornerback, agreeing a one-year deal with former Browns corner Greedy Williams, a source told ESPN, confirming a report from Cleveland.com.

Williams, a 2019 second-round pick, started 20 games in his first two seasons but was limited to one start last year behind Greg Newsome and Denzel Ward. He will have a chance to compete for the No. 3 outside corner role in Philadelphia with Zech McPhearson and Josh Jobe and is also a special teams contributor, playing a personal best 115 special teams last season.

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

The Eagles acquired Slay from the Detroit Lions in 2020 in exchange for a third and fifth round pick. He’s made the Pro Bowl each of the past two years and had three interceptions and 14 passes defended last season.

Slay, who turned 32 in January, was a key part of a defense that led the league in pass defense (179.8 yards per game), helping Philadelphia go 14-3 in the regular season en route to an appearance at Super Bowl LVII.

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

ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.

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