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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Finishes year with three picks

    Slay ended the regular season with 55 tackles, 14 passes defended and three interceptions. The veteran's play didn't tail off in his age-31 season. He's now finished with at least 50 tackles in three consecutive seasons and in six of his 10 years as a professional, and his three picks tied for the second-best mark on the team as well as the second-best mark of his career.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Logs full session Thursday

    Slay (back) was a full participant during Thursday's practice. Slay failed to practice Wednesday due to an apparent back issue, but his ability to partake as a full participant during Thursday's session indicates he'll be ready to go Sunday against Jacksonville. Through the team's first three games, the veteran cornerback has recorded eight tackles, two interceptions and five passes defensed.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Dealing with back issue

    Slay (back) didn't practice Wednesday. Slay was limited to just 80 percent of the team's defensive snaps for a second straight game in Week 3, but it's unclear if his reduced playing time was due to his current back issue. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but he'll have two more opportunities to practice before the team has to make a decision on his status for Week 4.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Scores three times in 2021

    Slay tallied 52 tackles (40 solo), three interceptions, three touchdowns, two fumble recoveries and nine pass defenses across 16 appearances in 2021. Slay remained consistent in the tackle column during his second season with the Eagles in 2021. However, he returned each of his three interceptions for touchdowns, marking the first time in his career that he scored more than once in a campaign. The 31-year-old is entering the final year of his contract with the Eagles in 2022 and should continue to serve as a leader in the team's secondary.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Enters concussion protocol

    Slay was placed in concussion protocol after Sunday's 40-29 win over the Saints, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. Slay returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown -- his second defensive touchdown in as many weeks -- before exiting the game with the head injury. He has since been diagnosed with a concussion and will have to clear the NFL's five-step protocol in order to suit up in the Eagles' next game Nov. 28 against the Giants.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Suffers head injury Sunday

    Slay is being evaluated for a head injury during Sunday's contest against the Saints. Slay returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown -- his second defensive touchdown this season -- before exiting the Eagles' Week 11 contest in the second half. If he is unable to return, Zech McPhearson and Steven Nelson will likely see increased snaps for the remainder of the game.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Scores on 82-yard fumble return

    Slay had five tackles (three solo) and one fumble recovery, which he returned for an 82-yard touchdown, during Sunday's win over the Broncos. Slay's return on a fumble by Melvin Gordon was the Eagles' longest defensive touchdown since 2015, per Tim McManus of ESPN. The veteran cornerback isn't normally a likely candidate for big IDP performances, but it wasn't his first such game of 2021. The 30-year-old also scored against Detroit in Week 8, bringing him to a career-high mark of two touchdowns on the season.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Limited Thursday

    Slay (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice session. Although Slay had his reps capped Thursday, it was encouraging to see him back on the field after he was a non-participant Wednesday. If he can practice in some capacity once again Friday, he should have a good chance at suiting up Sunday against the Broncos.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Sits out Wednesday's practice

    Slay (hamstring) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. Slay suffered the hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and played a season-low 42 defensive snaps. He may need to practice in some form within the next couple days to have a chance of playing at Denver this weekend.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Contract update

    Slay's contract was restructured Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Eagles have created $9.14M in salary cap room from this move and will likely continue building the secondary around Slay. After an effective 2020 season post 59 tackles, six defended passes and one interception, the corner is set to return to shutting down top receivers during the 2021 campaign,
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Clears concussion protocol

    Slay gained clearance from the concussion protocol Wednesday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports. Slay was forced to sit out last weekend's narrow loss to the Cardinals, but he's set to return to the lineup Week 16. The veteran is set to handle his usual starting role during Sunday's must-win matchup in Dallas.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Trending in right direction

    Slay (concussion) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice. Slay suffered the concussion in last week's game against the Saints, and despite being upgraded from DNP Wednesday to limited Thursday, it appears the veteran still resides in concussion protocol. Slay will likely need to practice again this week and also gain clearance from the league's concussion protocol to suit up in Sunday's game against Arizona. If Slay is forced to miss Week 15, Nickell Robey-Coleman would likely be in line to draw the start at cornerback.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Limps off field Sunday

    Slay (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers. Slay limped to the locker room shortly after officially being ruled questionable to return, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports, so his chances of returning in the fourth quarter may not be too high. As long as Slay is out, Philadelphia's secondary stands to have even more difficulty containing Davante Adams.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Makes appearance on injury report

    Slay (calf) was limited during Thursday's practice session. Slay struggled mightily in attempting to contain DK Metcalf on Monday night, with the second-year receiver racking up 10 catches for a career-high 177 yards. It's been a turbulent debut campaign for Slay in Philadelphia, as the 72.5 percent completion rate he is allowing in coverage represents drastic regression from the 51.3 percent completion rate he held opponents to between 2018 and 2019. It will be another challenging assignment for Slay in Week 13 if he is able to recover from his calf issue in time, as Davante Adams and the Packers await on the docket.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Hurts ankle against Dallas

    Slay (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Slay had been spending most of his time shadowing receiver Michael Gallup against the Ben DiNucci-led Cowboys. Nickell Robey-Coleman will likely take over opposite Avonte Maddox in the injury-riddled Eagles secondary.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Confirmed active Sunday

    Slay (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Slay was able to clear the concussion protocol Friday and finished the week as a full practice participant, but the Eagles still chose to list him as questionable for the Week 6 game as a precaution. With Slay experiencing no setbacks since Friday, he'll step back into his normal starting role. Expect Slay to shadow Baltimore's No. 1 receiver, Marquise Brown, for most of the afternoon.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Should play Sunday

    Slay (concussion), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, is expected to play, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Slay cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Friday, but that wasn't enough for him to avoid an injury designation heading into the weekend. The cornerback's limited practice time this week may have contributed to him being listed as questionable, but with no concussion symptoms having resurfaced since he cleared the protocol, Slay shouldn't face any restrictions Sunday. Expect him to shadow Baltimore's top wideout, Marquise Brown, for most of the day.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Clears concussion protocol

    Slay cleared the concussion protocol Friday and is on track to suit up against the Ravens on Sunday, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Slay looks on track to retake the field after missing just one game, though Smith notes that he'll need to remain symptom-free as Sunday's game approaches in order to remain out of the concussion protocol. The starting cornerback's presence would provide a notable boost for Philadelphia's secondary against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.
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  • Eagles' Darius Slay: Dealing with concussion

    Slay is in concussion protocol following Sunday's loss to the Steelers, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports. Slay left Sunday's game in the fourth quarter and didn't return, and the reason for his departure has now been clarified. He'll look to progress through the league's protocol ahead of a Week 6 matchup against the Ravens, and his Wednesday practice capacity will reveal more about his chances of playing.
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  • Lions' Darius Slay: Offseason trade possible

    Slay and the Lions continue to discuss a long-term contract, but it's possible the cornerback could enter the trade market if no deal is reached in the coming weeks, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports Slay is entering the final year of a contract that has a $13.4 million cap hit in 2020, and any extension with the former All-Pro defender would likely cost upward of $16 to $20 million per year. While it may sound crazy for the talent-deficient Lions to part with one of their best players, Detroit may need help at too many positions to devote that kind of capital to an aging cornerback, especially if it could net a first-round pick in exchange for the 29-year-old. After all, Jacksonville just flipped another (albeit younger) All-Pro corner in Jalen Ramsey to a contender for two first-round picks and change.
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