The Eagles have had a slow start to their free agency, signing just one player that wasn't on the 2019 team (Javon Hargrave). Fans have been vocal about their displeasure seeing top free agents sign elsewhere when the Eagles have done virtually nothing.
That appears to be changing now, as ESPN's Josina Anderson is reporting that the Eagles are close to acquiring cornerback Darius Slay from the Detroit Lions.
The All-Pro corner has made it clear he wants out of Detriot and to get a big-money deal elsewhere. Howie Roseman seems ready to make that a reality for the 29-year-old. In 103 career games, Slay has registered 347 tackles (five for loss), 19 interceptions (one pick-six), 104 passes defended, one sack, one QB hit, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.
Slay will immediately bolster a weak Eagles secondary. He will be slated as CB #1 in Jim Schwartz's defense (Slay played under Schwartz in 2013) and help turn around the Birds' pass defense woes. Now we just have to wait to see what the Eagles will need to give up to acquire Slay, as well as see the details of the new big-money deal that surely awaits the talented corner.