Kobe Bryant was a lifelong fan of his hometown Eagles, who traded for Slay on Thursday.
The Eagles sent the Detroit Lions a third-round pick and fifth-round pick in 2020 in exchange for Slay. They immediately signed the 29-year-old to a reported three-year, $50 million contract extension, making him the NFL's highest-paid cornerback, according to Spotrac.
Slay, who played seven seasons for Lions after they drafted him in 2013, has been a Pro Bowl selection in each of the last three seasons. His 13 interceptions since 2017 rank second in the NFL behind only the Tennessee Titans' Kevin Byard (17).