Eagles restructure Darius Slay’s contract to create cap space

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The Eagles have a lot of decisions to make in the coming months, but made one move to aid in the process this week.

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Philadelphia restructured cornerback Darius Slay‘s contract to save $9.14 million in cap space.

Slay is signed through 2023, so he will count more against the cap in future years.

Philadelphia traded for Slay last March in exchange for a pair of draft picks, and signed him to a three-year contract extension. He played 15 games, recording an interception and six passes defensed in 2020.

The Eagles are still projected to be well over the 2021 salary cap, so they’ll need to make several more moves to construct the first roster for head coach Nick Sirianni.

4 responses to “Eagles restructure Darius Slay’s contract to create cap space

  1. Namde Asomugha 2.0 should have been cut. Get young and rebuild. There is no place for an overpaid veteran cornerback on a team that is rebuilding. Howie will never learn.

  2. This and the Jamal Adams trade, are 2 of the worst trades in modern history.

    Mindboggling what each team gave up based on money owed and how overrated each player is.

  3. We will see how good he is with a different coach and scheme. Since on Twitter looking for a basketball court, maybe the new contract prohibits playing pickup basketball. We all know how injury prone the entire secondary has been for 3 years. Sort of like the O-line.

  4. cwdonald314 says:
    March 5, 2021 at 9:20 am
    Namde Asomugha 2.0 should have been cut. Get young and rebuild. There is no place for an overpaid veteran cornerback on a team that is rebuilding. Howie will never learn.

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    Killing a 9million$ cap hit sounds like “learning” to me.

    And Slay was not nearly as bad as you’re saying.

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