Darius Slay to Honor Kobe Bryant with New Eagles Number


New Eagles cornerback Darius Slay will have a new number -- and it will be honoring a Philadelphia legend. 

Speaking on Instagram late Saturday night, Slay revealed his new number with the Eagles will be 24 in honor of Kobe Bryant. 

“I know he would have been cheering for me," Slay said. "I’m ready to put a show on.”

The last Eagles player to wear number 24 was running back Jordan Howard, who wore it during the 2019 season. 

The Eagles are hoping Slay can be the answer they have been looking for at cornerback. Slay, 29-years old, has made multiple Pro Bowls and has totaled 347 tackles, 19 interceptions and 104 pass deflections in 103 games played. 

You can listen to the full interview with Slay below:

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