Darby (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Darby suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys. The Florida State product entered 2018 on the final year of his rookie contract, and will either re-sign with the Eagles or test free agency in March. In a corresponding move, the Eagles activated fellow cornerback De'Vante Bausby from the practice squad to the active roster.
Darby (knee) suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
Darby hasn't exactly been a picture of consistency, but this is still a big loss for a struggling Eagles secondary that entered Sunday's game without the services of cornerbacks Jalen Mills (foot) and Sidney Jones (hamstring). Things could get ugly if the Eagles are forced to rely on Rasul Douglas, Avonte Maddox and Chandon Sullivan in a Week 11 trip to New Orleans. The 24-year-old Darby finishes the final season of his rookie contract with 43 tackles, 12 passes defended and one interception in nine games. The injury will probably cost him a lot of money, but he still figures to generate considerable interest if he doesn't re-sign with the Eagles before the start of free agency in March.
Darby was seen with a brace on his right knee in the locker room after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
While the extent of Darby's injury isn't clear, there haven't been any signs the cornerback is dealing with anything severe at this point. However, we won't get a real feel for his impending availability until Wednesday when the Eagles issue their first injury report of the week.
Darby injured his knee and has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Instead of going to the locker room, Darby stayed on the sidelines with his teammates after exiting the medical tent, which has to be a positive development for the defensive back. Regardless, Darby's absence is not ideal for an Eagles defense already down top corners Jalen Mills (foot) and Sidney Jones (hamstring). Look for Rasul Douglas, Avonte Maddox and Cre'Von LeBlanc to get all the reps they can handle during the rest of the game.
Darby recorded eight solo tackles and an interception in Sunday's 27-21 loss to Tampa Bay.
Darby intercepted a deep Ryan Fitzpatrick pass to O.J. Howard with seconds remaining in the first quarter and returned it 16 yards. Again charged with covering an elite receiver in Mike Evans, the 24-year-old racked up the tackles in an effort to contain the wideout. He should be a top cornerback play in his Week 3 matchup with Indianapolis.
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