The Eagles may be getting their number one cornerback on the depth chart back for a Monday night showdown against the divisional rival Washington Redskins. Ronald Darby was acquired on August 11th by the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade that sent then leading receiver Jordan Matthews to Buffalo in addition to a 2018 3rd-round pick.
Darby showcased his closing speed in his pre-season debut for the Eagles, intercepting his former teammate Tyrod Taylor. The season had not gotten off to the start Darby wanted after dislocating his ankle in the first quarter of the season opener against the Redskins. However, now it’s looking like he might have a chance to suit up for the second meeting of 2017 between the two on Monday Night Football.
Multiple reports show that Darby has returned to practice this week as Head Coach Doug Pederson implied earlier this week. Darby was listed as “questionable” heading into last Thursday’s game against Carolina but did not suit up. It seems as though the 11-day rest has benefited him greatly as Darby is back to work at NovaCare.
After being listed as a limited participant yesterday, it looks like Darby is a full-go today. This could mean a return to the gridiron in week 7, although his snap-count will most likely be limited after coming off the injury.
More to come.
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