What you need to know about Ronald Darby, the Eagles new cornerback

| August 13, 2017
The Eagles acquired cornerback Ronald Darby in a trade with the Bills on Friday that sent wide receiver Jordan Matthews to Buffalo. Here’s what you need to know about Darby: Darby has played two years in the NFL after being drafted in 2015 by Buffalo out of Florida State. He left the Seminoles after his junior season. As a sophomore in 2013, he was on the team that won the BCS national championship. He was the No. 50 overall pick in 2015. As columnist David Murphy noted , the Bills selected Darby three picks after the Eagles drafted Eric Rowe. (Dave also noted that Darby is the fourth Bills defensive back the Eagles have acquired since the 2015 season, after Corey Graham, Leodis McKelvin and Ron Brooks.) [Eagles trade Jordan Matthews to Buffalo, get cornerback Ronald Darby ] In 29 career pro games, Darby has two interceptions, 121 tackles and 16 assists on tackles. Both of his interceptions came in 2015, when Pro Football Focus named him its Defensive Rookie of the Year. Darby missed one game last year after suffering a concussion in a late-November contest against Jacksonville. It was suffered when Jaguars running back Chris Ivory tried to hurdle him, but ended up slamming his knee into Darby’s helmet. Heading into the 2017 season, Darby has two years left on a four-year, $4.56 million contract. According to Spotrac , he’ll earn $800,426 this year and $1,008,139 next year. After that, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent. More Coverage Live video: Howie Roseman press conference about Jordan Matthews trade Aug 11 – 2:24 PM Eagles CB Ronald Darby has speed but is ready to ‘come up and tackle’ 4:11 PM Ronald Darby has the tool that the Eagles lacked Aug 11 – 3:34 PM Eagles trade Jordan Matthews to Buffalo, get cornerback Darby Aug 11 – 1:06 PM Published: August 11, 2017 — 3:01 AM EDT | Updated: August 11, 2017 — 1:34 PM EDT Thanks for your continued support… We recently asked you to support our journalism. The response, in a word, is heartening. You have encouraged us in our mission — to provide quality news and watchdog journalism. Some of you have even followed through with subscriptions, which is especially gratifying. Our role as an independent, fact-based news organization has never been clearer. And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community. Subscriptions are available for home delivery of the print edition and for a digital replica viewable on your mobile device or computer. Subscriptions start as low as 25¢ per day. We’re thankful for your support in every way. We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn’t contribute to an engaging dialogue Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines Commenting policy | Comments FAQ Comment policy: Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the “Report Abuse” option. Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions. Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted. Load comments .disqusFAQWrap, #showComments {display:none;} .activeComments {display:block !important;} #disqus_thread {display:none;} Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

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