The Philadelphia Eagles and the star cornerback dario kill agreed to a $42 million extension that includes $23 million fully guaranteed, his agents told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
Slay was scheduled to enter the final year of his three-year, $50 million contract he signed in 2020. With the extension, which is for two years, he is now under contract for the next three seasons.
The extension, which was negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey, comes a day after a source told ESPN that Slay would be released.
kill, however, stated in a tweet The Wednesday night he would return, writing: “Come back like I never left!!! Run again.”
Also Thursday, the Eagles sought more cornerback help, agreeing to a one-year contract with the former Browns cornerback. greedy williamsa source told ESPN, confirming a Cleveland.com report.
Williams, a second-round pick in 2019, started 20 games in his first two seasons but was limited to one start last year playing behind Greg Newsome and denzel neighborhood. He will have a chance to compete for the No. 3 outside corner role in Philadelphia with Zech McPhearson and jose jove and is also a special teams contributor, playing 115 special teams snaps last season.
The Eagles also re-signed the starting cornerback james bradberry to a three-year deal this week.
The Eagles acquired Slay from the Detroit Lions in 2020 in exchange for a third- and fifth-round pick. He has made the Pro Bowl each of the past 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 pass defense (179.8 yards per game), helping Philadelphia to a 14-3 regular-season mark en route to an appearance. in Super Bowl LVII.
A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Slay has 26 career interceptions, 133 passes defensed and 533 tackles.
ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.