The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions have agreed to a trade that will send cornerback Darius Slay to the Eagles in exchange for a third- and a fifth-round pick in 2020 NFL Draft, according to reports from Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter. As part of the deal, the Eagles and Slay have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $50 million contract extension that includes $30 million guaranteed. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
The Eagles desperately need help at cornerback and have been trying to acquire Slay from the Lions since last season's trade deadline. The team re-signed Jalen Mills earlier this week but is reportedly moving him into a hybrid safety role. Their other starting cornerback in 2019, Ronald Darby, is currently a free agent. Slay gives the Eagles the number one cornerback they have been searching for after missing out on Byron Jones in free agency after the latter signed a huge deal with the Miami Dolphins.