CB - PHI
Week 4 Outlook
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.
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.
Lions cornerback Darius Slay is in discussions with the Philadelphia Eagles on the framework of a three-year contract extension as part of a trade that would send the cornerback from Detroit to Philadelphia, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
The Eagles have been linked to Slay since last season's trade deadline, and they desperately need help at the cornerback position. With Ronald Darby likely to depart in free agency and Jalen Mills reportedly returning to the team as a safety, they are in search of two starting outside corners.
The Lions have approached several teams about a trade involving CB Darius Slay.
If the Lions trade Slay, the acquiring team would not only need to send Detroit compensation, but they'd be expected to sign Slay to a new contract. It's been said that the Lions are looking for a Jalen Ramsey type of haul for Slay, but sources remain confident that he will be traded this offseason.
The Lions have said that they will require a haul similar to what the Jaguars received for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in exchange for Darius Slay.
The Rams gave up a pair of first-round picks along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for Ramsey. At this point, that type of asking price would seem to prevent a trade from happening for Slay, but you never know as the trade deadline approaches. The shutdown corner would be an upgrade for any defense he joins.