The Philadelphia Eagles are working on the framework of a three-year extension as part of a potential trade that would see them land cornerback Darius Slay from the Detroit Lions, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports, citing a source.
Slay tweeted earlier Wednesday evening his desire for a move out of the Motor City after it was reported the Lions agreed to a deal with free-agent corner Desmond Trufant.
Slay has one year and $10 million left on his contract with Detroit and has been the subject of rampant trade rumors. He turned 29 years old in January.
As for the Eagles, their secondary was decimated by injuries during the 2019 season. Starting corner Ronald Darby is a free agent and safety Malcolm Jenkins signed with the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday after having his 2020 option declined by Philadelphia.
"Big Play Slay" has been a constant presence in the Lions' defensive backfield. He's played in at least 13 games in each of the last six seasons and owns 19 career interceptions.
The Eagles ranked 19th in pass defense in 2019 and 22nd in interceptions with 11.