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 condition 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.
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) has been ruled out for 4-to-6 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This is pretty good news for Darby after he was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Redskins, as there is no major ligament damage. With the defensive back out for at least four games, look for Patrick Robinson and Jaylen Watkins to fill in at cornerback opposite of Jalen Mills.
Darby's (ankle) X-rays on his dislocated right ankle came back negative and he'll undergo an MRI later this week to see if there's any ligament or tendon damage, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
This is not the debut Darby had envisioned after being traded to Philadelphia this offseason. Right now, it's a waiting game to see what the MRI reveals. Until then, Philadelphia likely will be holding its breath.
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 to be activated to maintain depth in the Eagles' secondary.
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|