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,
The Eagles restructured Slay's contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Eagles gain $9.14 million in salary cap room with this move and will likely continue building the secondary around Slay. After an effective 2020 season during which he posted 59 tackles, six defended passes and one interception, the corner is now set to to return as a cornerstone of the defense in 2021.
Slay notched 59 tackles (53 solo), six defended passes and one interception across 15 games in 2020.
Slay was brought in by the Eagles last offseason to operate as a true shutdown cornerback, and for much of the 2020 campaign, he did just that. The 31-year-old is set for a salary of $16 million next year, but the veteran may have shown enough for the Eagles to continue building the secondary around him. Slay held all of Terry McLaurin, Jarvis Landry, Michael Thomas, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Amari Cooper and JuJu Smith-Schuster below 50 yards, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Of course, he did also give up 158 yards to DK Metcalf and 100 yards to Davante Adams, who scored two of the three touchdowns Slay allowed on the year.
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.
Slay (concussion) will not travel with the team to Sunday's game in Arizona.
With Slay ruled out, the Eagles will likely call upon Nickell Robey-Coleman to start at cornerback. The veteran will work to clear the league's five-step concussion protocol in time to return Dec. 27 versus the Cowboys.
Slay (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Slay remains in the league's five-step concussion protocol, but he did manage to practice in a limited capacity Friday. He'll need to attain full medical clearance in order to suit up in Arizona on Sunday. If Slay can't go, Nickell Robey-Coleman will be the likely favorite to replace him in the starting lineup.
Slay is still in the concussion protocol Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Slay was limited in Thursday's practice, and he'll participate in some capacity again Friday, but he can't yet be considered a lock to suit up in Arizona on Sunday. Nickell Robey-Coleman would stand to start at cornerback if Slay can't attain full medical clearance in time to suit up.
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.
Slay (concussion) will not return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Slay limped off the field in the second half of Sunday's game, and he'll now need to garner full medical clearance before returning to action in the future. He's the third starter to be forced out from Philadelphia's secondary today, joining Avonte Maddox (knee) and Rodney McLeod (knee).
Slay (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Saints.
Slay has been practicing on a limited basis, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go Sunday. How effective he'll be at slowing down top wide receiver Michael Thomas is another question, as Seattle's DK Metcalf and Green Bay's Davante Adams both burned Philadelphia's top cornerback for over 100 yards over the past two weeks.
Slay (knee) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice.
Slay avoided major injury in last week's loss to the Packers, despite limping to the locker room in the third quarter and failing to return. The fact that he practiced in some fashion is a good sign for his Week 14 availability. If he's forced to miss Sunday's game against the Saints, however, Nickell Robey-Coleman could be in line for the start at cornerback.
Slay didn't suffer a major knee injury in Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Slay left in the third quarter and limped to the locker room, where he remained the rest of the game. The 29-year-old could still miss some time, but this doesn't appear to be a long-term issue. The Eagles' next game is against the Saints on Sunday. We should have a better grasp on his condition when the first practice report is revealed Wednesday.
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.
Slay (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
The 29-year-old was added to the injury report this week with the calf issue, but he'll still be able to play Sunday. Slay figures to see plenty of matchups with Davante Adams this week.
Slay (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Slay had his practice reps capped this week, possibly to make up for a short window for rest coming off Monday's loss to the Seahawks. If he's cleared to suit up in Green Bay, the veteran cornerback could be tasked with locking down Davante Adams, an opponent he's quite familiar with due to his time in Detroit.
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.
Slay, who suffered an ankle injury before the Eagles' bye week, was not listed on Wednesday's injury report.
Slay hurt his ankle in Week 8's win over the Cowboys but his absence from the injury report indicates that he has fully recovered from the ailment during the bye week. He will likely be tasked with locking down Darius Slayton in Sunday's showdown with the Giants.
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.
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.
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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