The Philadelphia Eagles have consented to terms of cornerback Ronald Darby on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth around $8.5 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Darby had just two significant harms in too many seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He dislocated his arm in the 2017 opener, missing half of the season, and then suffered a torn ACL last November.
He started all three postseason matches in 2017, ending with six passes defensed for its Super Bowl LII champs.
According to NFL nextgen Stats, Darby let 6.0 yards per effort as the nearest protector in policy in 2018. That ranked ninth out of 4 6 defensive backs with 70 goals.
Darby, that turned 25 in January, had been obtained by Philly from the Buffalo Bills for receiver Jordan Matthews and also a third-round pick in August 2017.
The Florida State product conducted a sub-4.4-moment 40-yard dash at the scouting combine and it has indisputable athleticism. He has 54 passes defensed and six interceptions in 46 career matches.