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Darius Slay Says He'll Wear No. 24 with Eagles to Honor Kobe Bryant - Bleacher Report

22 March 2020

Bruce Kluckhohn/Associated PressDarius Slay will wear No. 24 during the 2020 NFL season in honor of Kobe Bryant.The cornerback discussed his uniform plans Saturday on social media:John Clark @JClarkNBCSEagles CB Darius Slay says he will wear 24 with Eagles to honor Kobe Bryant. He is thrilled to join Eagles knowing it was Kobe�s favorite team �I�m going Kobe mode. Black mamba. Rest in peace to the ? One of my favorite players. I will look good in 24� ? @_bigplayslay23 https://t.co/d6Pmi14WUISlay wore No. 23 over the past six years with the Detroit Lions but is ready for a fresh start after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for two draft picks, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.�The 29-year-old met Bryant, a Philadelphia native, in 2014 and learned of the Los Angeles Lakers legend's January death during the Pro Bowl."He gave me a lot of encouraging words," Slay said of Kobe, per ESPN's Jenna Laine.The three-time Pro Bowler will now get a chance to add to the memory with his jersey choice.��Read More

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