Darius Slay Gives Eagles $9MM+ In Cap Room

The Eagles have an extra $9.14MM to work with this offseason, thanks to Darius Slay. The cornerback has agreed to a simple contract restructure, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). 

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Slay inked a three-year, $50MM extension with the Eagles shortly after last year’s blockbuster trade. With today’s move, Slay’s cap hits will grow over the course of the deal, which runs through 2023.

In 15 games last year, the 30-year-old notched 59 tackles, one interception, and six passes defensed. It wasn’t his strongest year, but it wasn’t a banner year for most on the Eagles’ defense either. In his final Lions season, Slay was a Pro Bowler for the third straight time. His best season to date came in 2017 when he came away with a league-high eight interceptions and an eye-popping 26 passes defensed.

The Eagles’ work is far from done — they’re still on track to be well over the 2021 salary cap, which will fall somewhere above $180MM.

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5 comments on “Darius Slay Gives Eagles $9MM+ In Cap Room

  1. Jcool90

    Or maybe your just jealous BECAUSE you don’t have what he has. Ever think of it like that one buddy? Lol

  2. bedbathandbiyombo

    These contracts need to be restructured, so I’m glad that they’re getting done, but isn’t it just delaying the inevitable? In a few years they’re going to have the same issue, right? These guys are gonna get paid eventually. I guess if you assume the cap will be higher in the future, it’s better to defer to later (as well as the time value of money)?

    • Regi Green

      I was thinking about pushing money down the line being a problem too.But right now on overthecap,it says they could still save by moving on from Slay next year.And ya gotta figure Wentz’ hit will be completely gone next year.

  3. Blackjackscout

    I don’t think Slay had much choice, given the year he had. It was either that or be traded. They just have to play it close this year on cap. Next year, the Eagles will be in much better shape.

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