Getting to the Super Bowl is difficult enough for an NFL team, but maintaining the talent on the roster to get there multiple times is even more difficult. And the Philadelphia Eagles are learning that this offseason as they might lose star cornerback Darius Slay.
Darius Slay is in the final year of his contract, but it looks like his time with the team could be coming to a close. According to a report from Philadelphia Eagles insider Dianna Russini, he has just been given permission to seek a trade to another team – though the Eagles still hope to find a way to keep him on the roster.
“The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed Darius Slay’s agent Drew Rosenhaus to seek a trade, per sources. The Eagles are still hopeful to find a solution where Slay remains an Eagle,” Russini
The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed Darius Slay’s agent Drew Rosenhaus to seek a trade, per sources. The Eagles are still hopeful to find a solution where Slay remains an Eagle.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 10, 2023
The move is likely due to salary cap issues for the Philadelphia Eagles as the team tries to put together its roster for next season.
Either way, it’s an absolutely massive update involving one of the top players on one of the top teams in the NFL. As a result, the NFL world had plenty to say about the news on Twitter.
“The salary cap is made up” https://t.co/iMzcbRLLWj
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) March 10, 2023
Whoa. Ppl say the cap is fake yet the Eagles will be losing half their defense this off season https://t.co/AXaniTYZ7S
— Clevta (@Clevta) March 10, 2023
…last one left on the Eagles defense turn out the lights?
Seven of the 12 Eagles who played the most snaps on defense are free agents, and if Slay is traded, eight of the top 12 guys from a year ago could possibly be gone https://t.co/kzK7qmB3Bq
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) March 10, 2023
Always loved Slay’s game but he’s 32 and carries a base salary of $17 million in a trade. Would be a good bridge on the outside for the #Patriots, but that’s a big number at his age. https://t.co/bp2N2dFSdV
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) March 10, 2023
would be *shocked* to see the Eagles interested in Bijan in round one if they lose Hargrave, Cox, Bradberry and Slay (among others)
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— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) March 10, 2023
We’ll have to see if the Eagles can find a way to bring him back, after all.