Ronald Darby is coming back to the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year contract, the team announced Friday afternoon. There were talks about a potential re-signing over the past couple of days now, and the Eagles made it happen. The Eagles traded for Darby before the 2017 season, but he's missed 15 games over the past two years, including seven last year after suffering a torn ACL in November.
But injuries have plagued Darby during his short time in Philadelphia. As Darby paid a visit to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, it's rumored that they might've offered him a multi-year deal. The very notion that Darby settled on a one-year deal with the Eagles shows that he's likely betting on himself to show he's healthy and cash in next year with another long-term pay day. He's one of the team's faster cover corners, though he has had tackling issues in the past.
During his first season with the Eagles, Darby ended up dislocating his ankle during the first half of the season-opener. Now, Darby is working on getting fully healthy again, but it could cost him a game or two this year as well. With cornerback at a premium in the offense-heavy National Football League, it's a bit of a coup for the Eagles to get Darby back for another season.
With Darby back, the Eagles now have a secondary filled with young talent, including cornerbacks Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones, Crevon LeBlanc and Rasul Douglas.