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Eagles Rumored To Be "Taking A Shot" At Big Cornerback Trade

A closeup of a Philadelphia Eagles helmet on the sideline.

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 12: The Philadelphia Eagles stand for the national anthem before their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 12, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

At 4-4, the Philadelphia Eagles need a strong second half of the season to make the playoffs. They appear ready to take a big swing in the trade market to help make it happen.

Philly needs help in the secondary, particularly at cornerback. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, they are preparing to go after Darius Slay of the Detroit Lions.

Slay has made the Pro Bowl the last two seasons and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2017. Mortensen first mentioned him as a possibility for Philadelphia during a Monday appearance on SportsCenter.

"They're taking a shot at Darius Slay of the Lions, but the price tag on Slay is very, very high," Mortensen said, via Bleacher Report.

Mortensen also mentioned Denver's Chris Harris as a possible Eagles' trade target.

Detroit beat the New York Giants yesterday to move to 3-3-1 on the season. Slay did not play in the game due to a hamstring injury.

The Lions remain in the playoff hunt but have already shown a willingness to deal players, shipping safety Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round pick.

The 2019 NFL trade deadline is tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET.