Eagles reportedly never released Darius Slay, is 'expected to stay' with team

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It turns out the Philadelphia Eagles are not losing a key piece of their secondary after all.

Reports on Wednesday indicated that the Eagles were planning to release cornerback Darius Slay, who even tweeted his goodbye to Philadelphia — seemingly confirming those reports.

But ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on late Wednesday that the Eagles never officially released Slay and that the Pro-Bowl corner is “expected to stay with the Eagles,” according to his source.

Schefter’s source noted that the deal is not final, but a new contract could be in the works for Slay.

His wife, Jennifer, tweeted “WE HERE BABY!!!” with a green heart and Eagle emojis shortly after the news broke.

The Eagles had re-signed fellow cornerback James Bradberry to a three-year deal earlier in the day, too. Retaining both Bradberry and Slay would be a major offseason victory for the Eagles as they keep their starting corners.

The Eagles have also retained Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham at a reduced price as well, keeping several core pieces of their defense intact after falling short in the Super Bowl last year.

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