Darby (ankle) is expected to practice in some capacity this week ahead of the Eagles' game Monday against the Redskins, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I can't commit at this time if [Darby is] going to be ready [for Monday's game], but we're going to get him some reps this week and see where he's at," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said. "He's doing extremely well." Darby dislocated his right ankle in the Eagles' first matchup with the Redskins in Week 1, leaving the team vulnerable in the secondary for much of the season. Given that Darby has been off the field for the last six weeks, it could take him a little while to regain conditioning and build up to a full practice, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Eagles decided to hold out their No. 1 cornerback for Monday's contest. The Oct. 29 tilt with the 49ers may represent a more realistic return date for Darby.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that the Eagles are targeting the Week 7 matchup with the Redskins for Darby's (ankle) return to action, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Pederson labeled the Oct. 23 game as a "soft" return date for Darby, whose status will remain murky until he's able to practice in some capacity. Darby has been sidelined since dislocating his right ankle in the season-opening win over the Redskins, leaving the Eagles thin in the secondary.
Darby (ankle) was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Redskins and won't return. This is tough luck for Darby's first game as an Eagle. Cornerbacks Patrick Robinson and Jaylen Watkins will have to fill in opposite of Jalen Mills. If Darby's injury lingers past this week, expect to see 2017 third-round pick Rasul Douglas activated to maintain depth in the Eagles' secondary.
The Eagles have acquired Darby from the Bills in exchange for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Darby, who struggled last season in Rex Ryan's defense, is still a stud following a standout rookie season and we'd imagine the Eagles expect the third-year pro to start from Day 1. Darby should be better suited for the Eagles' man-based defensive scheme, as the Bills are expected to shift to more of a zone-based system under new coach Sean McDermott.
Darby suffered a foot injury during Saturday's training camp practice and is considered day-to-day, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports. At least the injury happened early in camp, and perhaps it will end up being only a 1-2 day thing for the Bills' starting corner. Darby is expected to be re-evaluated ahead of Sunday's session.
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