Philadelphia Eagles Officially Change Their Minds On Defensive Star

Philadelphia Eagles corner Darius Slay

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It has been a rollercoaster week for Darius Slay and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Late last week, it appeared Slay’s time in Philly was coming to an end when the team gave his agent permission to seek a trade.

No trade ever came.

With no trade parter, it was reported just yesterday that the Eagles were planning to release Slay.

Now they’ve gone ahead and changed their plan again.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Slay and the Eagles have reached an agreement on a 2-year extension that will keep Slay with the team through 2025.

The decision to let Slay pursue a trade in the first place came as a surprise to football fans.

The Eagles had one of the NFL’s most fearsome defenses last season thanks in large part to Slay and James Bradberry making life difficult for opposing receivers.

With Bradberry already re-signed and now Slay returning to the team, the Eagles defense should remain one that is very difficult to throw against.

Coming off of an appearance in the Super Bowl and still boasting a loaded roster, the Eagles should once again find themselves competing with the league’s best teams in 2023 and holding onto Pro Bowl corner Darius Slay is a great move to give themselves a chance to repeat as NFC champions.