The Philadelphia Eagles and star quarterback Darius Slay have agreed to a $42 million extension, with $23 million fully guaranteed, his agents told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
Slay was set to enter the final year of a three-year, $50 million deal he signed in 2020. With a two-year extension, he is under contract for the next three seasons.
The extension, negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, comes a day after a source told ESPN that Slay would be let go.
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Also on Thursday, the Eagles went outside to get some extra help, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Browns cornerback Grady Williams, an ESPN source confirmed to Cleveland.com.
Williams, a second-round pick in 2019, has started 20 games over his first two seasons but was limited to just one last year behind Greg Newsome and Denzel Ward. He will have a chance to compete with Zach McPherson and Josh Jobe for the No. 3 outside cornerback role in Philadelphia, and is also a special teams contributor who played a career-high 115 special teams snaps last season.
The Eagles also re-signed starting quarterback James Bradberry to a three-year contract this week.
The Eagles acquired Slay in exchange for a third- and fifth-round pick from the Detroit Lions in 2020. He made the Pro Bowl each of the last two years and had three interceptions and 14 passes defensed last season.
Slay, who turned 32 in January, was a key part of a defense that led the league in passing defense (179.8 yards per game), helping Philadelphia to a 14-3 regular season mark en route to Super Bowl LVII.
A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Slay had 26 career interceptions, 133 passes defensed and 533 tackles.
ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.