Philadelphia Eagles re-sign cornerback Ronald Darby
The Philadelphia Eagles will retain one of their best cornerbacks for at least another season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday that Ronald Darby and the Eagles agreed to a one-year contract that will keep him in the City of Brotherly Love.
Eagles’ CB Ronald Darby is returning to Philadelphia on a one-year deal, per a source. Eagles keep another of their own players.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2019
After an ample amount of hearsay this offseason that Philly would explore other options in the secondary, it appears they feel comfortable at the moment with the unit they currently have — one spearheaded by Darby the past two seasons.
Despite being riddled with injuries at times, the 25-year-old veteran served as the Eagles’ primary corner in the 17 (total) games he played — recording four interceptions and 69 tackles in that juncture.
He also aided in the team’s first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
A torn ACL suffered against the Dallas Cowboys early last November dissuaded Darby from competing with Philly in their back-to-back attempt — falling to the New Orleans Saints 20-14 in the NFC Divisional Round.
The best could be yet to come for Darby in an Eagle uniform, however, as he recently expressed optimism in his rehab process (h/t Bleeding Green Nation).
“I’m doing real good,” Darby told ESPN’s Ian Rapoport. “I’m hitting my marks. I’m getting stronger. I’m jumping. Running in the RTG. Everything feels good. I feel real good. Working muscles I normally don’t work. We work glute every day. And I’m going to be ready by Week 1, so that’s the goal. Back by Week 1 and that’s what I’m headed to.”
The Eagles acquired Darby via trade from the Buffalo Bills prior to the 2017 season, accredited to another one of the renowned plots from general manager Howie Roseman.
Darby has logged 190 tackles and six interceptions in his four-year NFL career.