Tue. Oct 27th, 2020

Eagles should be interested in trading for Lions…

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Eagles should be interested in trading for Lions...


The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of help in their secondary and one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL seems fed up with the situation in Detroit. Lions cornerback Darius Slay is seething mad about the organization’s decision to trade team captain Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks.

Slay sounded off on the Lions front office, and he sounds like a guy who wants out according to The Lions Wire.

“Anybody can get traded, but I personally wouldn’t care my personal feeling. Like I said, it’s a business. I wouldn’t care. It is what it is, go on about the next day.”

When asked if he was worried about being traded, Slay pulled no punches.

“(Expletive) no,” Slay responded sharply. “That’s the last thing I’m worried about. I don’t give a damn, honestly. I don’t. So like I said, I just work. It doesn’t matter where I’m at. If I’m here if I’m somewhere else. I just go to work.”

With the trade deadline, just days away, could Slay be a late minute addition for Howie Roseman and the Eagles?

Slay wants out badly and the Eagles need him even worse. Detroit is at the bottom of the stacked NFC North. With Green Bay and Minnesota both looking like playoffs teams, Detroit looks like a franchise planning to be sellers at the trade deadline.

How else can you explain the Lions trading away stud safety and defensive captain Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round pick on Tuesday?

The Eagles missed out on Jalen Ramsey and were shredded by the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday night. Slay is a Pro-Bowler and All-Pro caliber cornerback who has only allowed 15 completions on 27 targets for just 189 yards and one touchdown so far this season.

If you do get a catch on Slay, he’s only allowed 24 yards after the catch this season, meaning he won’t be on the receiving end of any embarrassing defensive plays. Adding Slay to the Eagles secondary could finally allow players like Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby and Rasul Douglas to flourish, without the pressure of assuming a shutdown role.

Slay is currently the 12th highest paid cornerback in the NFL according to Over The Cap, and he’d come at a decent rate, of $12 million per season.

Slay is set to hit free agency following the 2020 season, and the Eagles could lock him up long term with the talented cornerback still only 28 years old.

Eagles need to inquire about a potential trade for disgruntled Lions' CB Darius Slay

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