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Ronald Darby CB - WAS

Experience: 5 YRS  
Height: 5'11"  
Weight: 195 
Bye: 8

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10:15pm EDT 10/9/15

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Former Eagles CB Ronald Darby has agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal with Washington. That's a tiny contract for a 26-year-old former 2nd-round pick who has spent his whole career starting. But it signals that Darby couldn't find more than a "prove it" deal on the open market after losing 20 games to injury over his 3 seasons in Philly. Darby served as the Eagles' top corner when healthy and could become the same for Washington. That defense has traded away CB Quinton Dunbar and released CB Josh Norman this offseason. The current roster sports only 1 corner (Fabian Moreau) who played at least 50% of Washington's defensive snaps last season. Washington also signed CB Kendall Fuller in free agency. Barring an early NFL Draft pick at the position, Fuller, Moreau and Darby look like the new top 3 corners there. Philly, meanwhile, traded for Darius Slay to take over its top CB spot. The rest of the depth chart likely has some sorting left to do.

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Eagles CB Ronald Darby is active for tonight's game against the Cowboys, but it sounds like he's only an emergency option. Team insider Dave Spadaro says Darby "isn't expected to play much, if at all, unless there are injuries to CBs tonight," according to WIP's Joe Giglio. Expect Darby to find a larger role in Week 8.

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Eagles CB Ronald Darby left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. HC Doug Pederson had no update on the situation Monday, according to Dave Spadaro of the team website. Darby looks like a poor bet to make it back for Thursday night's game against the Packers. That would seem to be good news for Green Bay WR Davante Adams, but Darby hasn't been very good so far this year: 15 catches for 211 yards and 2 TDs allowed on 22 targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

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The Eagles have re-signed CB Ronald Darby for 1 year, $8.5 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That indicates Darby's November ACL tear greatly inhibited the free-agent market for the 25-year-old corner. If healthy, Darby will return as Philly's best cover man and present top-24 fantasy-DB potential. We'll watch his progress through the offseason before projecting him there, though.

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Eagles CB Ronald Darby tore his right ACL in Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys and will miss the rest of the season. That comes at a particularly bad time for the veteran corner, who's set to hit unrestricted free agency in March. We'll see what it means for his market and 2019 outlook. The Philly defense, meanwhile, loses its top cover corner from a D that was already soft vs. the pass. Look for the Eagles to present 1 of the league's top passing matchups the rest of the way. Philly was down to Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas leading the CBs in Week 10, with Darby going down and Jalen Mills and Sidney Jones already out. We'll see what the lineup looks like heading into Week 11.

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