By Sarah Paley
After a dramatic week, cornerback Darius Slay is officially remaining with the Eagles. On Thursday, he agreed to a two-year extension, the team announced. Slay reportedly gets a three-year, $42 million deal that includes $23 million fully guaranteed.
It appeared the Eagles were on the way to losing their No. 1 cornerback on Wednesday. The five-time Pro Bowler had recently received permission to seek a trade while negotiating a potential extension with Philadelphia, and then came the reports of a looming release. However, Slay was never officially released, and then, things changed in a big way.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson reported Wednesday night that the Eagles were having a hard time letting Slay go, and wanted to keep him. ESPN then followed up saying Slay was expected to stay with the Eagles.
Not long after, Slay announced on Twitter that he would indeed not be leaving the City of Brotherly Love.
And they ain’t going anywhere 🦅 pic.twitter.com/jONnOaZsuw
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) March 16, 2023