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The Philadelphia Eagles defense could look a whole lot different next season.
They already lost Defensive Coordinator Jonathan Gannon to the Arizona Cardinals Head Coaching job, and C.J. Gardner Johnson has hinted at potentially leaving the team in the offseason.
Now, Diana Russini of ESPN reports that the team has given Darius Slay and his agent Drew Rosenhaus permission to speak to other teams for a potential trade.
However, contrary to what most people thought right away, Slay didn’t ask to be traded or leave the team in any way, according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated.
Darius Slay didn’t ask for a trade, per source, so this is a part of negotiations. Will be interesting to see if he and Eagles can work something out. https://t.co/5kupsYK0Mm
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 10, 2023
Slay is one of the prime players in his position, so there’s no doubt that the Eagles could fetch quite an interesting return for his services.
Nevertheless, it’s kind of strange to see that the Eagles have even entertained the thought of parting ways with Slay, as they’re already on the verge of losing CB James Bradberry in free agency as well.
Still, money could be tight in the City of Brotherly Love, so that’s most likely why Slay’s departure could happen.
He’s entering the final year of his contract, and he’ll make a $17 million base salary and represent a cap hit of more than $26 million.
Darius Slay has become a marquee name in Philadelphia since being traded to the Lions in 2020, recording 166 tackles, two forced fumbles, seven interceptions, three touchdowns, and a couple of Pro-Bowl selections across 48 appearances.
Will Howie Roseman be able to work his magic? We’ll have to wait and see.
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