Eagles CB Darius Slay OUT for clash with Seahawks after undergoing knee surgery

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown, right, celebrates a catch with cornerback Darius Slay, center, and head coach Nick Sirianni, left, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Philadelphia Eagles CB Darius Slay underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week and will be OUT for Monday’s clash against the Seahawks. The hope is that he will be back by the end of the regular season.

Eagles CB Darius Slay OUT for Seahawks game

Darius Slay played solidly during Sunday night’s loss against Dallas despite missing most of the week’s practices with a knee injury. He has missed practice twice this week, and we now have some clarification on why.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Darius Slay (2) reacts after making an interception in the fourth quarter during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Losing Slay for a matchup against wideouts as dangerous as D.K Metcalf and Tyler Lockett is less than ideal. The Eagles have a few potential candidates to replace the former 2nd-round pick, with Eli Ricks, Josh Jobe and potentially Bradley Roby being the players next in-line. All three players have experienced highs and lows this season, so it will be interesting to see who Sirianni and Desai pick to fill Darius Slay’s boots while he recovers.

The Eagles pass defense has been leaking yards all year and losing your top cornerback ahead of a game like this is certainly concerning. Hopefully, Darius can make a full recovery and in the meantime, a young prospect like Ricks or Ringo can make the most of expanded defensive snaps.

AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian