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Daily Slop - 8 Oct 23: Eagles CB Darius Slay offers encouragement to Washington rookie Forbes: ‘Keep your head up”

Hail: Darius Slay

The Eagles cornerback shared some encouraging words for Commanders rookie cornerback and fellow former Mississippi State bulldog Emmanuel Forbes Jr. after Forbes’ second consecutive ugly game prompted Washington to bench him in the fourth quarter. Slay, a second-round pick of the Lions in 2013, told Forbes to keep his head up and that he was also benched as a rookie. “Keep working u go be great!” Slay wrote on social media.

Slay, who whiffed on an attempted tackle of then-Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in his debut, resulting in a 78-yard touchdown, went on to become a five-time Pro Bowler.