CB - PHI
Week 14 Outlook
All-Pro CB Darius Slay (knee) has been ruled out by the Philadelphia Eagles for Week 6 against the New York Jets.
This news benefits managers with Jets WR Garrett Wilson, who likely could have seen the Slay shadow in Week 6. However, Wilson will still be facing off with another solid CB in James Bradberry. The Eagles will miss Slay's big-play abilities, but with how deep their roster is, they'll be able to survive his absence.
Eagles HC Nick Sirianni said the team could be without CB Darius Slay who has a knee injury on Sunday.
Sirianni added the team doesn't anticipate it being a long-term concern. The Eagles secondary has been a problem this season and losing Slay could only make the situation worse against the Jets.
According to Kevin Patra of nfl.com, Philadelphia Eagles CB Darius Slay called his reunion with coach Matt Patricia “cordial” as he joins the team as a defensive assistant.
Slay had a rocky end to his tenure in Detroit, where Patricia was serving as the team’s head coach following his coaching stint in New England. Slay said “it’s another day at the office” and that the two have the same goal in mind. Head coach Nick Sirriani said he knows the two’s working relationship will be good. Slay made a pair of Pro Bowls under Patricia and has made a pair since joining the Eagles, as the former All-Pro looks to help captain one of the league’s best defenses again as they pursue another title run.
Darius Slay and the Eagles have agreed on a two-year extension through 2025.
It was announced earlier in the week that the team decided to release Slay after granting him permission to seek a trade. Ultimately, the Eagles have decided to keep the star corner which will help their D/ST be fantasy viable in 2023. The veteran corner tallied 55 tackles and three interceptions in 17 games last season.
According to Adam Schefter, the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to release CB Darius Slay at the start of the new league season.
Slay played like one of the best CBs in the NFL in 2022, arguably being a snub from the All Pro team. Slay had three interceptions and 14 passes defended on one of the best defenses in the NFL. With the two sides failing to agree to terms on a deal, the Pro Bowl-level corner can make an immediate impact elsewhere, even at the age of 32.