The Philadelphia Eagles are actively working towards securing a contract extension for wide receiver DeVonta Smith.

Is DeVonta Smith poised to become the next cornerstone player for the Philadelphia Eagles, signing a long-term contract extension? According to a report by ESPN’s Tim McManus, the Eagles have initiated talks with the former first-round pick and appear eager to include him among the recent key players receiving extensions this offseason.

McManus states, “The Eagles are actively pursuing negotiations with the 25-year-old Smith.” Sources familiar with the discussions reveal that contract talks are currently underway, with a sense of optimism that an agreement will be reached in the near future.


The Philadelphia Eagles have been active this offseason, initiating changes within their coaching staff by bringing in Kellen Moore and Vic Fangio as offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively. They also secured starting offensive guard Landon Dickerson with a contract extension and made several additions through free agency.

Among the notable free-agent signings are the return of former Penn State star running back Saquon Barkley and C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s second stint with the team.

Recently, offensive tackle Jordan Mailata received a three-year, $66 million extension, solidifying his role as Jalen Hurts’ blindside protector.

Now, wide receiver DeVonta Smith appears to be next in line for a new contract as he enters the final year of his four-year deal. The Eagles have the option to use his fifth-year option, a customary practice for first-round picks. Currently, Smith is slated to count $6.4 million against the cap this season, earning a base salary of over $1 million.

Given Smith’s consistent performance, securing a new deal seems likely. He has amassed 3,178 yards and 19 touchdowns with 240 receptions in three seasons with the Eagles, including back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. In the previous season, Smith finished second on the team in receiving yards with 1,066 and seven touchdowns, trailing only A.J. Brown.

While negotiations for Smith’s contract extension may conclude soon, the Eagles have until May 2 to decide on exercising his fifth-year option, which would guarantee him $16 million, according to OverTheCap.

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