The Philadelphia Eagles and star cornerback Darius Slay 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 $50 million, three-year contract, which he signed in 2020. With a two-year extension, he is now 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 released.
However, Slay tweeted Wednesday night that he would be returning, writing: “Back like I never left!!!
Also on Thursday, the Eagles went outside for more cornerback help and agreed to a one-year deal with former Browns cornerer Greedy Williams, a source told ESPN and confirmed a report from Cleveland.com.
Williams, a second-round pick in 2019, started 20 games in his first two seasons but was limited to one start last year when he played behind Greg Newsome and Denzel Ward. He will have a chance to compete with Zech McPhearson and Josh Jobe in Philadelphia for the No. 3 role in the outside corner and is also a Special Teams contributor, having a personal record 115 Special Teams snaps last season.
The Eagles also re-signed cornerback James Bradberry this week to a three-year contract.
The Eagles acquired Slay from the Detroit Lions in 2020 in exchange for a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick. He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the past two years and has defended three interceptions and 14 passes 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) and propelled Philadelphia to a 14-3 en route to an appearance in Super Bowl LVII. brand in the regular season.
A five-time Pro Bowl pick, Slay has 26 career interceptions, 133 passes defended and 533 tackles.
ESPN’s Tim McManus contributed to this report.