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Breaking down every Eagles move through first wave of free agency

The first wave of the 2023 NFL free agency process has begun, with the Eagles quietly retooling their roster by shedding in-house talent.

The new league year begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, meaning free-agent signings could be made official later, and seven of Philadelphia’s key contributors to lucrative deals elsewhere on the open market.

The Eagles retained six free agents of their own while adding three new players, including former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota, who on Friday morning reached an agreement for a one-year, $5 million deal worth up to $8 million.

As the second week of free agency begins, here’s a breakdown of every move Philadelphia made during the first wave.

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The Eagles initially planned to release cornerback Darius Slay, but as of Wednesday evening, the Pro Bowl cornerback agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that includes $23 million fully guaranteed.

At worst, it’s a two-year deal, with Slay having one year remaining in three years, a $50 million deal in 2020, and it puts together the top cornerback duo in the league.

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Days after releasing Toth, Philadelphia signed the former Army offensive tackle to a one-year deal.

Toth has appeared in 17 games (one start) since joining the Eagles in 2019 from the United States Military Academy and will provide additional versatility to the league’s top unit.


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