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 reduced price as well, keeping several core pieces of their defense in tact after falling short in the Super Bowl last year.
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