Eagles set to land Lions CB Slay for two draft picks

Field Level Media

March 19, 2020 at 2:33 pm.

Disgruntled cornerback Darius Slay got his wish Thursday: a trade out of Detroit and a big contract with his new team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to multiple reports, the trade will be made official once the teams can work out details of a physical during the moratorium on player visits to team facilities. The restrictions were put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Lions agreed to send Slay to the Eagles for third- and fifth-round draft picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia will make Slay the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL on a three-year, $50 million extension, per agent Drew Rosenhaus. The average of $16.67 million per season beats Byron Jones’ new deal in Miami, where he’ll make $16.5 million per year with the Dolphins.

When the Lions signed free agent Desmond Trufant to a three-year deal on Wednesday, Slay chimed in via Twitter: “Congrats to my guy!!!! Hope that speeds up my trade process!!”

Slay, 29, held out last offseason, skipping voluntary workouts hoping for a large contract with the Lions. He eventually reported but didn’t hide his disenchantment with Detroit.

A second-round pick in 2013, Slay was an All-Pro in 2017 and has been named to three Pro Bowls.