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Eagles engaging in trade talks for Lions CB Darius Slay

Darius Slay, Lions

The Detroit Lions have not shown any signs of being interested in dealing Darius Slay but that hasn’t stopped the Philadelphia Eagles from inquiring about the talented corner. On Monday, Philadelphia has begun to engage in trade talks with the Lions for Slay, per Chris Mortensen.

The NFL’s trade deadline is on Tuesday and the clock is ticking for the Eagles to acquire some help in their secondary. Howie Roseman and the front office struck out on Jalen Ramsey when the Los Angeles Rams landed the All-Pro cornerback from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

They’ve also shown interest in bringing in Patrick Peterson and Chris Harris. But they’ve been unable to negotiate a deal that got them any of the coveted options at the cornerback position. Maybe Roseman can work his magic and lure Slay from the Lions in the next 24 hours.

According to Mortensen, the asking price for Slay is “very, very high”. Therefore, the Eagles will need to be ready to surrender more than just a first-round pick for the veteran cornerback.

Currently, the Eagles have one of the worst secondaries in the NFL. In the first eight weeks of the season, Philadelphia has allowed four quarterbacks to throw for over 300 yards.

Nevertheless, the team is coming off of a much-needed win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. The Eagles are now 4-4 on the season but for them to get back into contention, they’ll need some aid on the back end of their defense.

The likes of Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Rasul Douglas, and Sidney Jones isn’t going to cut it. However, the addition of Slay would drastically improve Philadelphia’s defense and put them right back in the driver seat in the NFC East.

Up to this point, Detroit hasn’t shown any signs of wanting to part ways with their All-Pro cornerback. That doesn’t mean that the Eagles can’t come up with an offer that the Lions can’t refuse by Tuesday afternoon.