Darboh underwent an odd chain of events after he was waived by the Seahawks, as he was claimed by the Patriots but failed a physical, sending him back to Seattle's roster. He then had hip surgery. His injured reserve designation is retroactive to Sept. 5, making him inelgibile to return to the Seahawks this season.
The Patriots claimed Darboh (hip) off waivers Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
New England went thin at wide receiver on the initial 53-man roster, planning to scoop up a couple players after other teams made cuts. The Seahawks selected Darboh with a supplemental third-round pick in last year's draft, but he only caught eight passes as a rookie and has struggled to stay healthy this summer. The Patriots will see how Darboh and Chad Hansen fit in behind Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson while Julian Edelman serves a four-game suspension. Darboh's hip injury wasn't believed to be serious and may not even be a factor at this point.
Darboh (hip) was waived by Seattle on Saturday, the team's official website reports.
A third-round pick last year, Darboh caught just eight passes as a rookie and never seemed to generate much momentum as a potential contributor in the offense. The Seahawks likely drafted him with the belief he'd be a key special teamer at the very least, but even that never came to fruition. The team may still keep Darboh on the practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed. There hasn't been any suggestion that his recent hip injury is serious.
Darboh (hip) didn't play in Thursday's preseason finale against Oakland, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Pete Carroll said Darboh would return for Thursday's game, but it didn't come to fruition. The 2017 third-round pick is on the roster bubble and will finish the preseason without any catches in one appearance.
Darboh (hip) will play in Thursday's preseason finale against Oakland, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The former Michigan standout will likely play for his job during the team's last audition before the games count. While Darboh has shown flashes of potential during his short tenure in Seattle, a history of inconsistencies and nagging injuries has led him to fear his job security. Darboh is believed to be battling Marcus Johnson, David Moore and Keenan Reynolds for depth receiver spots.