The Redskins have reportedly signed former Philadelphia Eagles CB Ronald Darby to a 1-year, $4 million deal. The Redskins add another CB who can start after cutting Josh Norman and trading Quinton Dunbar.
Darby(5'11", 193 lbs) was a 2nd round pick out of Florida State by the Buffalo Bills in 2015. He only spent 2 seasons in Buffalo before being traded to the Eagles for WR Jordan Matthew's and a 3rd round pick. He has missed 20 games over his 3 seasons in Philadelphia[8 in 2017(ankle), 7 in 2018(ACL), 5 in 2019(hamstring/hip)].
The Redskins had an obvious need at CB, and have signed Kendall Fuller, and now Darby, to replace Norman and Dunbar. Fabian Moreau is also in the mix to start outside, and Jimmy Moreland is there to play in the slot. Washington also has a few young CBs who have dealt with injuries like Greg Stroman and Danny Johnson.
Cornerback Ronald Darby is also moving on but remaining in the same division. The former Eagles cornerback has agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins worth $3 million, per Rapoport. He added that Darby’s contract has a max value of $4 million.
The Oxon Hill native (Potomac) returns back to the DMV. Coming off a two-INT, 11-passes defended season, but has missed 20 games over three seasons with the Eagles. Washington now has Fuller, Moreau, Moreland and Darby as CBs #HTTR https://t.co/VvIEFmhYYB— Rhiannon Walker (@InstantRHIplay) March 29, 2020
Also kinda interesting that the Redskins signed another local guy for their secondary. Darby is from Oxon Hill MD joining Sean Davis and Kendall Fuller as free agents coming home to ball. I think this is mostly coincidence, but it’s interesting.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 29, 2020