On Wednesday morning, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay tweeted out “Nothing but love Philly!! Lets see where we heading next..” and then multiple NFL insiders confirmed that Slay was to be cut post-June 1 to clear cap space. Many fans expressed their sorrow that Slay would not be with the Birds next season, but Slay had an interesting reply to one of them on Wednesday afternoon.
Might be back lol never kno!!— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) March 15, 2023
Slay, who hasn’t been officially cut, appears to be leaving the door open for a return to Philadelphia with that response. While the Eagles and Slay couldn’t come to terms on a contract, with the veteran corner apparently wanting a three-year deal while the Birds were more interested in a shorter term situation with the soon-to-be 32-year old, the NFL is a crazy business and things can change quickly.
Within the hour after replying that he “might be back,” both Slay and his extremely online wife Jennifer tweeted out multiple eyeball emojis which, if you don’t know, is the international sign for News Is On The Horizon.
— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) March 15, 2023
— Jennifer Slay ✨ (@jennwilliams23) March 15, 2023
Could the Slay family be hinting at a return to the Birds? Is a trade coming down the pike?? Slay retweeted Baltimore Raves defensive back Marlon Humphrey’s cryptic “Today could be a big day for us” tweet after posting the eyeball emojis. Are they both just stirring the pot because that’s fun to do on the internet??? Who knows, but I’m sure there will be more news on Slay Watch 2023 in the coming days.
UPDATE, March 15, 2023; 10:50 p.m ET:
Well would you look at that! National reporters, local reporters, and Jennifer Slay are saying that Darius Slay will actually be returning to the Eagles next season and not testing the free agent market.
I’m told it is likely @bigplay24slay will be staying with the Eagles#SlayToStay pic.twitter.com/jU6hG6qIg0— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) March 16, 2023
WE HERE BABY!!!— Jennifer Slay ✨ (@jennwilliams23) March 16, 2023
Eagles never officially released CB Darius Slay today and now one source said that the Pro-Bowl CB is “expected to stay with the Eagles. It’s not final, but that’s the way it is looking right now.” A new deal could be in the works.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2023