DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have traded their star cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to reports.
The Lions will receive a third and fifth round pick in 2020 in return, according to ESPN.
Exact Eagles’ picks being sent to Detroit in exchange for CB Darius Slay: No. 85 and No. 166.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2020
Lions now have five of the top 85 picks. And there could be a windfall more if another team decides to trade for the third overall pick.
A splash for Philly: The #Eagles are trading for #Lions star CB Darius Slay, sources say, finishing off talks that first began around the trade deadline. As part of the deal, Slay receives a new contract that puts him among the highest-paid at his position.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
Story is developing.
Slay was drafted by the Lions in 2013. He’s a 3-time Pro Bowler who accumulated 19 interceptions in his time with Detroit.
Slay signed a 4-year, $48 million deal with the team in 2016.