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Eagles announce stunning reversal on Darius Slay

He was originally reported to be released.

The Football Feed

Just when it seemed that the Philadelphia Eagles were releasing cornerback Darius Slay, there's been a complete reversal in his fortunes.

He's signed a three year deal to remain a member of the Eagles worth $42 million with $21 million guaranteed. The news was confirmed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reported the following: 

"Numbers are in on Darius Slay’s expected extension: Slay agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that includes $23 million fully guaranteed. The extension was confirmed and negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus and Robert Bailey."

Slay released the following message on Twitter:

"Back like I never left!!! Run it back."

Since being acquired in a trade with the Detroit Lions, Slay has proven himself to be a valuable member of the Eagles defense, and has earned two Pro Bowl selections.