RUMOR: Eagles not expected to re-sign Ronald Darby
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to part ways with cornerback Ronald Darby, who tore his ACL in November.
It is anticipated that he might have a pretty nice payday.
Darby, 25, is not essential to the Eagles defense for the 2019 season. Per Jeff McLane of The Inquirer, Philadelphia will be giving a healthy Sidney Jones the chance to prove what he can do. Because of that, the team does not need to spend the money on Darby.
Jones was a second-round pick of the Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft, but has only played in 10 games in his career due to injuries. This is where Darby got a chance to play nine games before his injury, where he made 43 tackles and an interception.
The free agent cornerback is also a former second-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills back in 2015. After two seasons there, they traded him to the Eagles for Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third rounder, where they took Harrison Phillips.
Coming off of an ACL injury, there is a long road back. It seems that Darby will have no problem finding a job on the open market. He just does not make sense on the Eagles because of the depth and youth already on the team.
The big question facing him will be his durability. There have not been any issues in the past with injuries, so teams probably will not be too scared of that.
Darby can be an athletic option for a team in need of a cornerback, but he needs to get healthy.
Because of the question marks, it just does not make sense for the Eagles to bring him back.